A life-sized monster?

“X was a phenomenon at that time, and what was I? I was a non-entity. The press turned me into a life-sized monster. I have a fourth degree black belt in martial arts and all these plus points became my negative points.

I would go to hospital regularly to see X. For 3, 4 years, I did not get any work. I had a wife to support and was jobless. I did Z grade films at that time. I struggled for six years after that accident and only after that did people start coming forward to work with me.”

Whose words are these?

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Puneet Issar, who was involved in the accident that Amitabh Bachchan suffered while shooting Coolie. Issar’s words are taken from here.

Question by Amit Varma