Work has slowed down on actor Akshay Kumar’s next, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again, which was almost complete and ready for an Eid release. Reason: Akshay, who still has a few scenes left to be shot for the film, injured himself while shooting for another project, and was forced to rest.
A source close to the actor says, “Akshay started work on a film, which is tentatively titled Pistol and is being directed by AR Murugadoss (of 2008-film Ghajini fame). The movie is full of action sequences and Akshay got injured while performing a stunt that involved him running down a flight of stairs and jumping. In the process, he ended up twisting his ankle.”
The source adds that Akshay was in a lot of pain and the shoot was stopped immediately. However, the actor insisted on completing the scene as there was some issue with permissions for the location. He was to resume shooting the following day, but has been advised against it.
Ask Akshay about it and he says: “There’s no amount of preparation or training that can brace you for an accident. A fall is a fall, but the good news is that at least I didn’t fall from the sixth floor where I started my stunt.” Happy that he’s recovering fast, the 45-year-old actor adds: “I’m a lucky man. Thanks to the crowd that cheered me on, I felt less pain, and was able to finish my stunt before dashing off to the hospital to scan my injured foot. I have a big climax scene to complete next week, so I really have no time for pain.”
To get better sooner, Akshay says he’s practically living with his foot in an ice bucket these days. “It’s the cheapest, fastest and most natural way to recover from any injury,” says the actor.