Hrithik Roshan’s badly injured knee has healed in just three days and he doesn’t know “how it happened”.
Hrithik hurt himself while doing a dangerous car stunt for his home production Kites — said to feature his most sensuous role till date — in Las Vegas. Though doctors advised eight weeks’ rest, the brawny actor was up and running just three days later.
“I hurt myself while jumping from a car. It looked really bad. The doctor said my knee would require eight weeks of healing. He said I’d be limping on crutches for at least two weeks,” Hrithik said.
A source said, “All hell broke loose and there was panic. Hrithik was in considerable pain and unable to move. And since there was just a few days’ shooting left, director Anurag Basu wondered what to do.”
The accident would have put Kites and Hrithik’s career behind with damaging consequences. In fact, papa Rakesh Roshan was adamant that they’d rather wrap up and lose out on the schedule than risk Hrithik’s knee further.
But three days after the injury Hrithik had a miraculous recovery. “I don’t know how it happened. On the third day after the accident I was running on my injured knee. So it’s all fine,” said Hrithik.
That’s how the adamant dancing-star feels. But the recurring problem with his knee refuses to go away.
Hrithik’s knee trouble began when he did some daring stunts in Krrish and Dhoom 2. Hrithik had torn the ligament in his right knee and continued working despite the tremendous pain. In fact, he completed the painstaking training, travelling and shooting required for Jodhaa-Akbar with a bad knee.
In December 2007, after wrapping up Jodhaa-Akbar, he went to Singapore for six weeks’ treatment.
Commenting upon his knee problem and the recent accident, the source said, “It’s a fact that Hrithik’s knee is a cause for great concern for him and for his entire family. The doctors told him that he would never dance again.
“After his second son was born (on May 1), Hrithik went for surgery to the US and spent nearly two months recovering. He was determined to let it heal properly because Kites required considerable athletic movement. Hrithik didn’t take one wrong step until he left to shoot Kites in the US.”