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Bollywood injury fever gets to Akshay Kumar

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, May 23, 2013
First Published: 12:24 IST(23/5/2013) | Last Updated: 19:18 IST(23/5/2013)

It seems to be the season of injuries in Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor recently hurt his back while training for Bombay Velvet; now, Akshay Kumar has sustained a minor injury while shooting for the Hindi remake of the Tamil film, Thuppakki. He was taken to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri (W) on May 21.

As per reports, a tow truck drove over the actor’s foot on the sets of the Vipul Shah production that is tentatively titled Pistol. However, Akshay seems confident of resuming work in another three to four days. “I would drive myself up the wall if I was bedridden for longer than that,” he says.

Incidentally, Akshay seems more disappointed about having to cancel a dinner date with his wife, Twinkle, which was scheduled for the same evening that he suffered the injury. “She’s never had to meet me in a hospital in all the years we’ve been together,” says the actor, adding, “Thankfully, I’m going to be fine. Not many people get run down by tow trucks (sic) and get to say that. My feet seem to be unbreakable. They (the doctors) also found an old fracture I didn’t even know about. I think I have a high threshold for pain.”
As of now, the doctors have asked the actor to rest and keep his foot in an ice-bucket for a few days. “Hopefully, as soon as the swelling subsides, I’ll be back on my feet,” he says.

Ask him what he plans to do during this forced break, and he smiles, saying, “I’m going to enjoy some good, home-cooked food and spend time with my family. My son Aarav hasn’t left my side since I got home, and my wife has got me all my favourite dishes. I could get used to this. But my producers are waiting. I’ll be back to work in no time.”

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