Jul 11, 2015

11 Actors who had a narrow brush with Death

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Actors are treated as royalty. We love and adore them. But, they are not infallible. These close brushes with death that they had, prove that they are mortals too.

1. Amitabh Bachchan:


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Amitabh Bachchan was gravely injured on the sets of coolie in 1983 while shooting an action sequence. He suffered heavy blood loss and was in a coma. The entire nation prayed for his recovery and he managed to cheat death and become an even bigger superstar.

2. Hrithik Roshan:


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Hrithik greeting fans post his surgery

While filming an action Sequence for Bang Bang, Hrithik had a nasty fall on his head which resulted in a brain clot. He immediately had brain surgery and thankfully fully recovered.

3. Ranveer Singh:

Ranveer’s Hospital selfie

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Ranveer is no stranger to injuries. He says they are his lucky charm. He broke his back during Lootera and gravely injured his foot during Gunday. He recently had an arm suregery too.But, the worst was when he contracted dengue and had to be hospitalised with his WBC dropping. Luckily, he recovered.

4. Nargis Dutt:


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During the 50’s, while filming a Fire sequence for her movie Mother India, the wind suddenly changed direction leading to the fire to spread. Nargis was trapped within the flames when her then co-star Sunil Dutt heroically jumped in to save her life. This led to a romance blossoming between the two. Sadly, Nargis passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 1981.

5. Ajay Devgn:


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In 2008, while shooting in an island near Thailand, a helicopter taking a close up shot Ajay on water lost control. The blades almost hit him but, he just about managed to escape.

6. John Abraham:


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John was shot by mistake on the sets of Shootout at Wadala . Anil Kapoor shot a blank bullet at a close range that grazed John’s neck. Had it hit the center, it could have been fatal.

7. Jason Statham:


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Jason Statham’s truck brakes failed while filming Expendables 3. His truck drove off a cliff and plunged into the Black Sea. His past experience as a professional diver enabled him to leap to safety.

8. Jackie Chan:


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While filming Armour of Gods, Jackie Chan fell during a jump stunt which he later admitted was not that difficult. He had to have Brain surgery and there is a plate in his head to remind him of this incident.

9. Isla Fisher:


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While filming Now You See Me, Isla Fisher was trapped underwater for about 3 minutes. That is a long time to be holding your breath and any longer could have been fatal.

10. Harrison Ford:


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Harrison Ford who played Han Solo and Indiana Jones is quite a daredevil in real life too. He has had quite a few brushes with death and always managed to scrape through. He recently crash landed his vintage plane after an engine failure and was carted to the hospital. It was not his first brush with death though. He was in a car crash in 1964. He crashed his helicopter in 1999 while training for emergency helicopter services and later risked his life several times to rescue trapped hikers.

11. Diane Kruger:


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During the filming of Inglorious Bastards, Director Quentin Tarantino almost strangled Diane Kruger to death. He did it to get a more realistic strangling reaction but, went a bit far and she lost consciousness.

Have we missed anyone? do let us know in the comments.

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