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Amitabh Bachchan recounted his first visit to a railway station

October 25th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday recounted his first visit to a railway station.

“I was two years old, when for the first time I came to a railway station with my parents. After meeting my grandfather, my mother left me with dad and went to buy tickets. However, all my attention was on the trains that were coming in and going out of the station. I didn’t realise when I let go of my father’s hand and found myself standing on the bridge watching trains passing by,” Amitabh Bachchan said in a video he shot for Central Railway.

“My father thought I had gone to the ticket counter, so he went there to ask my mother about me. She was stunned to hear his question. Subsequently, they both started looking for me frantically for 15 minutes and only then someone informed them that a two-year-old boy was standing alone in a bridge,” he mentioned.

“My parents saw me being lost watching trains and heaved a sigh of relief. I have had an attachment to railways since childhood,” the actor said laughing.

Speaking about his continuing fondness and days of travelling in trains, Amitabh Bachchan said, “Even after so many years, I still love watching the trains passing by. In the beginning of my career, I have travelled in Mumbai’s local trains many times, although now it isn’t possible.”

“But our film industry’s many technicians, artistes still travel through train on a daily basis which is why we are able to begin our shooting on time every day,” he added.

Amitabh Bachchan also recalled shooting Sholay’s fight scene on a train and Coolie’s shooting on a railway platform.

Requesting fans to keep the railway premises clean, Amitabh Bachchan said, “Like me, you would also have many memories attached to the railways and the way we keep our memories safe in our hearts, we should also keep the railway property safe. It is our duty. Remember that it is ours and together we should safeguard it.”

He also said, “I request you not to litter the train or platform during the travel and kindly follow safety measures. Toh chaliye milkar badhate hain haath, ek safar rail ke saath.”

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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