Bachchan had just finished a performance at the Make in India showcase of talent, culture, and business in Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai when a fire broke out onstage and rapidly spread due to strong winds, quickly engulfing the platform in flames.

The audience was evacuated and 14 fire trucks and ten water tankers rushed to the venue. It took the emergency crews more than 30 minutes to control the blaze, according to local reports.

Bachchan, who was in the parking lot at the time, wrote on, "I am safe and well... a providential escape from fire at Make in India event where i had just finished performing!... What happened at event? I just finished my performance got off stage and sat in my car and left... just then fire on stage broke!

"But its God's grace that immediate action was taken and the fire brought under control... and no casualties!! But frightening!!... And thank you for the wealth of good wishes that have come from all... I never knew so many would be concerned for my well being!!"

Khan also praised the handling of the disaster, writing, "The fire at Chowpatty was most unfortunate but the crisis was very well handled by the Mumbai Police, Fire Dept & the Maharashtra Govt... The evacuation was carried out smoothly resulting in no casualties and no panic."