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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was on the verge of being bankrupted in 1999. At that time his business Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) had to face a big loss. The failure of the production, distribution and event management company had put him in debt. He recalled this difficult time in an interview in 2013 and told how the creditors started reaching his house. Then Amitabh returned to the industry with the success of the film ‘Mohabbatein’ and his television debut ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ which recently completed 21 years of its launch.
Creditors used to stand at the door at Big B’s house
Amitabh had told that he had a debt of more than 90 crores from different people. He says, “I paid everyone including Doordarshan. When they asked for the interest component, I did commercial ads instead. I can never forget how the creditors used to stand at our door, abusing, threatening. , used to demand and even worse when they used to come to our house for ‘kurki’.”
Big B called it the worst time of his career
Amitabh continued, “There is no doubt that it was one of the worst moments of my 44-year professional career. It made me sit and think, I looked at the options in front of me and evaluated many scenes. I did. The reply came that I know acting. I got up and went to Yashji (film producer) who used to live behind my house. I begged him to give me work. After that everything turned upside down, He gave me the film ‘Mohabbatein’.
Big B made his digital debut with ‘Gulabo Sitabo’
Amitabh Bachchan, 78, is now one of the busiest actors in the country. Last year, she made her digital debut with the film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. Talking about his upcoming projects, he has films like ‘Chehre’, ‘Jhund’, ‘Brahmastra’, ‘Meday’ and ‘Goodbye’. Meanwhile, Amitabh will also be back on the small screen with ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 13’.