John Abraham insisted on completing the ongoing schedule of his action film
despite a fractured hand. The accident happened last Thursday morning, when during a free fall, the timing went awry and the sudden strain on his left wrist caused a hairline fracture as revealed by an X-ray.
The doctor suggested that the actor take a “break" from shooting but Abraham knew that producer Vipul Shah’s budget would be knocked for a six if he kept the expensive set, which cost art director Ratish Rs.1 crore to construct, standing. So, he returned with a heavily bandaged hand and continued from where he had left off.
Confirming the news, Shah admits that he tried to reason with his hero but Abraham was firm. “His hand could have been seriously injured had he not worked so hard on his physique and strength,” says Shah. “But it’s important that John recovers so I’ll shuffle the schedule around a bit. We’ll shoot the easier scenes first and can film the more intense action sequences later.”
The Nishikanth Kamath-directed film is a remake of south star Suriya’s Tamil hit,
. Shah is planning to complete the shooting by March. Most of the film is being shot on real locations in Mumbai, followed by a schedule in Pune and then Manali.