Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan fell from a rickshaw while shooting in Jaipur for a sequence of his upcoming film Bol Bachchan. The shooting was called off after the accident.
Written and directed by Rohit Shetty, Bol Bachchan stars Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Asin, Prachi Desai and Archana Puran Singh.
Bachchan received mild injuries on hand and leg and had to get six stitches. The 35-year-old actor was taken to a private hospital from where he left for Mumbai in a plane.
The actor explained the fall and thanked his fans for the concern, "Had a fall whilst filming a small action sequence in Jaipur. Have come back to Mumbai now and will resume work at the earliest... I will be fine. Can't say the same for the rickshaw!!! Banged him up good! Hehe...Thank you again for all the get well soon messages. The MUST and WILL go on. Lots of love and gratitude.(sic)", he posted on Twitter.
His father confirmed the news and posted on his Twitter page, "T 496 - Abhishek's had an accident on set in Jaipur, has just flown back .. 6 stitches near eye .. Is well .. Will take some days to recover"
"Once in a while you get that call at an odd hour from the near and dear and you somehow sense that all is not well. And so it was today with that call while on set from Abhishek, 'Hi Pop, how you doing .. all well … okay .. I have had a fall and am hurt .. doing a chase sequence for the shoot .. am coming back by the first flight .. have spoken to all, do not panic I am well ..'," Amitabh posted on his blog big.bigadda.com.
"What does one do or react or feel is one of the most difficult moments in the life of any parent. You are away from your son - he being in Jaipur - you cannot assess the damage, you are worried," he added.
Amitabh added: "Four more days before the stitches can be removed .. doctor said will leave a scar, but will merge into the skin gradually."
Sources at the Sanganer airport confirmed that Bachchan flew out of the city in a regular afternoon flight.
Director Rohit Shetty has been shooting the film at different locations in the city for the last few days.
It's not the first time Abhishek Bachchan has hurt himself. He sprained his back badly while shooting for Dum Maaro Dum. But the actor continued to shoot despite the injury.
But this time the shooting was cancelled for good.
With inputs from PTI/IANS.