"many incidents in the film from my personal experiences"
Amitabh Bachchan revealed his first job before entering Bollywood.
The acting icon took a trip down memory lane as his 1979 film Kaala Patthar completed 42 years.
On Instagram, he also told his fans that he used to work in a coal mine.
Amitabh shared a collage from Kaala Patthar, showing some of his looks from the film. He captioned the post:
“42 years of Kaala Patthar!!! Phew!!!
“Been a while and so many incidents in the film from my personal experiences when I worked in the Coal Dept of my Calcutta Company, my first job before joining the movies actually working in the Coal mines in Dhanbad and Asansol.”
The post received a lot of appreciation from fans, who commented with praise for the film.
Many posted love hearts while others stated how good the film was.
Kaala Patthar starred Amitabh Bachchan as disgraced Navy captain Vijay Singh who goes to work in the coal mines to forget his past.
The film also featured Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Prem Chopra among others.
The film was directed and produced by Yash Chopra.
Despite an average box office return, Kaala Patthar was critically acclaimed and is considered a classic within Hindi cinema.
Amitabh Bachchan previously spoke about working as a coal miner during a 2016 interview. He had said:
“Not many know that my first ever job was in Kolkata in 1962 where I worked in coal mines for 7-8 years.”
“A lot has been changed in the city.
“Many flyovers have been made now. I love eating puchka pani opposite to Victoria memorial.”
On an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2020, Amitabh spoke about his first job whilst speaking to contestant Ravi Kant.
Amitabh made his acting debut in 1969 as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani, which was directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas.
It also featured Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali, Madhu and Jalal Agha.
On the work front, he is currently hosting the 13th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
He also has several films in the pipeline, including Chehre, Jhund, Brahmastra and Mayday.
He is also working on the Vikas Bahl-directorial Goodbye and recently completed its first shoot schedule.
Amitabh Bachchan will also star alongside Deepika Padukone in the Indian adaptation of The Intern, which starred Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro.