Prayers were performed at a hair-cutting saloon in Bhopal to wish a speedy recovery of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, who underwent a successful shoulder surgery on Monday.
Naresh Sen, a barber in the saloon said that Khan had inspired their community to become successful through his film Billu.
"The havan (ritual) which I performed was for Shahrukh Khan to live a longer life. He will live much longer. I performed this ritual in my saloon because he has given us inspiration through his film Billu and an opportunity for the poor class to move forward." said Naresh.
The 43-year-old actor underwent an arthroscopic surgery on left shoulder, which kept nagging him for quite sometime.
Doctors at the Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital said Khan was recovering well.
The operation lasted for around one-and-a-half hours by a team of three doctors, a hospital official said.
Before he left for the hospital Khan said that getting injured was part of his job.
"I think when you working in a profession like this you ought to fall and jump. It is obvious you can get wounded like this. So I always believe this is a payment for all the goodness that I get," said Khan.