Bollywood actor Jeetendra was one of many high stars of his period and the actor would regularly seem in south movies as effectively. In lots of his interviews, the actor has shared that typically, he would reside within the south for months on finish and his spouse Shobha would convey youngsters Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor to satisfy him throughout the weekends. In 1976, Jeetendra was supposed to depart on one among his scheduled journeys to Chennai however his spouse stopped him.
During his look on The Kapil Sharma Show, Jeetendra recalled the incident when he was saved from the 1976 Indian Airlines flight crash the place 96 individuals died. Jeetendra mentioned that his flight was scheduled for 7 pm however when he reached the airport, he discovered that the flight was delayed by two hours. The day additionally occurred to be Karva Chauth so he thought that he may return dwelling and assist his spouse in finishing the ritual of the quick.
He recalled, “Maine phir Shobha ko ghar pe phone kiya. Maine kaha flight delayed hai, abhi jaa rahi hai 8.30-9 baje. Chand nikal raha hai ki nahi nikal raha hai dekh lo, khatam kar lete hai kissa (I called Shobha and told her that my flight was delayed by two hours. I told her I could be home for the moonrise so she could complete the Karwa Chauth ritual).”
Jeetendra reached dwelling however his spouse was nonetheless ready for the moonrise so she wouldn’t let him depart for the airport once more. Jeetendra recalled that he went into his balcony and noticed a ball of fireside head in the direction of the bottom. “Mere balcony se dekhta hoon ek aag ka gola aise aise jaa raha hai (From my balcony, I could see a ball of fire in the sky). It went towards the airport and…,” he mentioned.
The Himmatwala actor recalled that a couple of hours later, his cellphone was ringing off the hook as everybody who knew was calling to verify on him. “My ticket is there, I am supposed to go, that flight crashed,” he mentioned. The Indian Airlines Flight 171 headed from Mumbai to Chennai rotated in the direction of the airport quickly after taking off, and the following airplane crash had 96 fatalities. One of Jeetendra’s co-stars Rani Chandra died within the airplane crash.