Like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, actor Shah Rukh Khan chose to get his injured left shoulder fixed in India. In 2003, the actor had got his back operated in London.
King Khan was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital on Monday for a surgery to repair a torn tendon on his left shoulder, which he had hurt while shooting for Dulha Mil Gaya in November, his doctors said.
The actor, however, had continued shooting for Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan in Los Angeles, where the injury started hurting a lot.
He landed in Los Angeles on December 23 morning and got an MRI done and the report came on January 1, Khan told Hindustan Times three days ago. Two US doctors, Dr Glenn and Dr Tibong, examined him.
Both doctors asked him to go in for a surgery immediately. Khan decided to finish his work as scheduled and then go in for the surgery. So they gave Khan cortisone, some steroids and injections.
Yet on his return, he postponed the surgery yet again to promote his new film Billu.
“When Shah Rukh came here, his shoulder was critical and very painful. He consulted specialists in London and LA, but finally chose our country and our doctor,” said Dr Sanjay Desai, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Breach Candy hospital, who did the surgery.
Outside the hospital, there were few fans. A passerby Santosh Singh was shocked to learn that the actor was undergoing a surgery at the hospital.
“I am a big fan of the actor. I watch all his movies. In fact, I go to Bandra many times just to peek at his residence. I hope he gets well soon,” said the laundry assistant from Tardeo.
(With inputs from Alifiya Khan and Vajir Singh)