Saturday, 17 October 2020
One of the powerhouse performers of Indian cinema, Smita Patil is still remembered for her work in both art and mainstream films. The actor’s death at the age of 31 left her fans and colleagues shocked. A few years ago on her birthday, Amitabh Bachchan had recalled how Smita seem to have had a premonition ahead of his Coolie accident. Smita Patil was born on October 17.
“I was in Bangalore shooting for Coolie. Late into the night at around 2 am I received call in my hotel room. The receptionist informed me that it was Smita Patil on the line. I was shocked as I had never spoken or talked to her at such a time. Thinking that it would be important one, I answered,” Amitabh said. The two had worked in films such as Namak Halaal and Shakti.