Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been very active on Twitter, marked his 786th day on the social networking site. He reveals the mystery behind the number 786, since it's been a lucky number to him.
Recalling his Coolie and Deewar days, the Big B tweeted, "T 786 - In Deewar the 786 Billa in his coat pocket saved him when he was shot at .. when it dropped out in the climax, he was shot and died."
The number 786 is associated with Islam, as a substitution for the phrase 'bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim' (in the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful). "T 786 - The Muslim brothers and sisters when they write on paper always write 786 on top as an auspicious beginning .. more on #T786," Amitabh tweets. "T 786 - #T786 Bismillah ir Rahman nir Rahim...In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Kind... the significance of the number."
Several Bollywood films are closely associated with this special number. If we remember, Shahrukh Khan's character Veer Pratap Singh in Veer Zara also bore the prisoner number 786. In fact, in the movie Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai, Ajay Devgn's car's registration number was also 786.