Akshay Kumar’s next, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again, is almost complete and ready for an Eid release. However, work has slowed down on the few portions yet to be shot after the actor injured himself while shooting for another project, forcing him to rest.
A source close to the actor reveals, “Akshay started work on a film, which is tentatively titled Pistol and is being directed by AR Murugadoss of Ghajini (2008) 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 he was in a lot of pain and the shoot was stopped immediately. However, he 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.
“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,” says Akshay.
The actor, however, is happy that he’s recovering fast. He says, “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.”
He adds that he’s practically living with his foot in an ice bucket these days. Akshay says, “It’s the cheapest, fastest and most natural way to recover from any injury.”