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Amitabh Bachchan narrates frightening fire incident at cultural event

Amitabh Bachchan is relieved that there were no casualties during the fire that broke out at the 'Make In India Week' event, saying the incident happened just after his performance. He has thanked fans for sending prayers and to those who checked on his well-being soon after the incident.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

A huge fire gutted the stage at the cultural event on Sunday.

"What happened at event? I just finished my performance got off stage and sat in my car and left... Just then fire on stage broke!," Amitabh Bachchan, 73, tweeted.

"Production was wanting me to stay and go back on to meet the CM... Had I gone back would have been caught in fire.. providential. But its God's grace that immediate action was taken and the fire brought under control... And no casualties !! But frightening!!."

Describing the scene, Big B posted on his blog: "I ask to be excused. It would be a breach of protocol, from my side... I would meet up with him later... and leave... An sms comes to me soon after... 'Are you safe?'

“I am puzzled, I respond with a yes but why and then come to know of the fire that had immediately after my departure from the stage burst in and has engulfed the entire surrounding... The stage is gutted, it was massive in size, and anxious calls begin to come in, from all those that were seeing the programme on TV live."

The 73-year-old said "it is providential".

"Thank you all that have inquired from me of my well being and for all the prayers," he posted.

Thousands of people, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, had to be evacuated after the fire started around 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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