Is September unlucky for Bollywood?
September doesn’t seem like the best of times for our actors. From Abhishek Bachchan to John Abraham, Amitabh Bachchan to Vivek Oberoi have suffered injuries while shooting. Read on...Updated: Sep 25, 2011 00:30 IST
September doesn’t seem like the best of times for our actors as many are suffering injuries while shooting.
Abhi met with an accident on the sets of his upcoming film, Bol Bachchan, in Jaipur. The 35-year-old, who injured his right eye and sustained a deep gash above the eye while performing a stunt for the Rohit Shetty film, had to fly back to Mumbai the same day. He even posted about his injury on Twitter saying, “Had a fall whilst filming a small action sequence in Jaipur. Have come back to Mumbai now and will resume work at the earliest... I will be fine. Can’t say the same for the rickshaw!!! Banged him up good.” He has recovered now and has joined back for the shoot of the film in Jaipur.
When: September 11
Daggubati, who made his debut in Bollywood with the film Dum maro dum, got injured while shooting for one of the action scenes in Ram Gopal Varma’s Department. The 26-year-old injured his knees and bruised his shoulder while shooting in a steel factory on the outskirts of Mumbai. He was supposed to jump over few boxes, but missed his steps and fell directly on his knees. “The timing of the jump went wrong and I fell directly on my knees. My right knee felt the impact, due to which even the knee cap I wore broke,” Rana was quoted as saying. After resting for a week at his home in Hyderabad, Rana has resumed the shoot in Mumbai.
When: September 19
Oberoi injured his back while shooting for Vinod Bachchan’s upcoming film, Zilla Ghaziabad. Vivek’s accident happened at Mahabaleshwar when he fell while doing a stunt scene as the harness slipped. The 35-year-old had to return to Mumbai the very next day. “Vivek is someone who is known to do his own stunts ever since he began his career with the film, Company. Even for his upcoming film, Krrish, he has beefed up, which led to a muscle-pull in his back. When he fell while shooting, he hurt his back,” reveals a source. The actor has now recovered from the injuries and has joined back to the shoot.
When: September 21
Big B suffered an injury in his ribs while shooting for Ram Gopal Varma’s film, Department, in Mumbai on Wednesday. The 68-year-old, who was last seen in Prakash Jha’s recent film, Aarakshan, posted on Twitter about the same saying, “A minor incident on set during semi action sequence...got hit on chest rib cage, some damage inside, pain on breathing, bearable!” He also added, “will repair on its own said doc.” Surprisingly, the actor did not tell anyone on the sets about the injury and continued shooting.
Other stars who got injured this year
Ranbir injured himself while was shooting for Anurag Basu’s upcoming film, Barfee, in July this year. The mishap happened when a rod hit him on his forehead leaving an intense cut.
Shahid got injured while shooting for his latest release, Mausam, when he fell off a giant wheel in May. He injured his hand and was rushed for medical aid.
John had a bad fall while shooting for a stunt scene in the film, Force, in March. He was supposed to jump from one moving goods train to another, but he lost his balance and fell on his back over a heap of stones. He suffered as many as 40 injury marks on his back.
During the shoot of his upcoming film, Agneepath, early this year, Hrithik suffered various injuries. First, he hurt himself while performing a Ganpati festival sequence when one of the diyas fell and hot oil spilled over his hand. Then, while doing a gulaal sequence, gulaal went into his eyes, and later, he even injured his fingers while shooting a scene where he had to hit a coconut on the ground and break it.