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Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 29, 2012)
Nikhil Dwivedi, who had suffered a fracture on his right hand while shooting for Vikram Bhatt’s Hate Story, has still not recovered. Apparently, it has worsened and the actor will undergo a major operation to insert metal bolts for joining the bones.
A friend of the actor told Mumbai Mirror, “Nikhil had fractured his forearms and wrist. In due course of time, the injury on the forearm had healed. However, Nikhil was under the impression that the wrist injury had healed, too, and continued shooting for Tamanchey.”
But, a minor incident on the sets of Tamanchey gave way to a bigger problem.
“Nikhil was shooting a basic action sequence and his bone snapped. The MRI revealed that the bone was never healed and the fibres were further damaged. Post operation, he would be resting for two months with minimum mobility. He will finish shooting for his assignments and the surgery will take place next month,” the friend added.
Talking about his film commitments, the friend said, “About 20 percent of Tamanchey is yet to be shot. Some crucial scenes are left. He’s trying to complete the film at the earliest. Once that is done, his surgery will become the first priority.”
Nikhil Dwivedi remained unavailable for comment.
The showman of Bollywood, troubled with too many visitors at home, chooses to recuperate from his gall bladder operation in a suburban Mumbai hotel
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 07, 2011)
For all those who went to the showman Subhash Ghai’s home and failed to find him there, Mumbai Mirror has just discovered his hideout. Ghai, who underwent a gall bladder operation a week ago, instead of staying at home, has been recuperating in peace at a suburban Mumbai five star. Unable to rest with constant visitors thronging his place to check on his health, the filmmaker decided to shift base to a hotel.
Ghai, who was operated at a famous Bandra hospital frequented by Bollywood celebrities, was discharged in a day. “The operation went on fine and Ghai sahab was asked to take adequate rest. Gall bladder operation is not a minor thing and the surgical wounds take time to heal.
Everyone who knows him was concerned about his health. So, as soon as he went back home, friends started pouring in. There were visitors coming in at all times to inquire about his health,” revealed a source close to the filmmaker.
The good wishes started taking a toll on Ghai. So much so, that he started having sleepless nights. “It is impolite to turn back visitors, especially when they have come to check on one’s health. And Ghai sahab is very particular about these things.
To avoid being rude, he decided to shift out of his home. He wanted to recuperate in a place where people wouldn’t know him. More >
During shooting, in New Zealand, for Players, Neil Nitin Mukesh had broken his finger.
However, his insistence on continuing to shoot has made the injury worse, causing a fracture, of his little finger, on his left hand, in three places.
Doctors have had to insist that Mukesh rest his hand, in a cast, for five weeks.
Mukesh tells us, “I’m not a reckless person. But, one has to be professional and weigh the pros and cons.
When a heap of things fell on my hand, during an action sequence that Allan Amin was directing, in New Zealand and I insisted on doing my own stunts I knew my finger was hurt.
It had gone numb. But, to cancel shooting would have meant immense losses for Abbas and Mustan. I couldn’t bear that. So, I bore the pain instead.”
He also tells us that if the fracture does not heal properly, he might require surgery.
Believes he is very poor at expressing his innermost feelings, be it love, anger or friendship
IANS (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 22, 2010) File photo of SRK (Pic: BCCL)
Shah Rukh Khan says he had gone into a depression mode but is now back and full of energy. The 45-year-old superstar also believes he is very poor at expressing his innermost feelings, be it love, anger or friendship.
“I feel so much healthy and refreshed from within – due to the injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it. I feel happy and boosted with energy,” Shah Rukh told us in an interview here. The actor tore a ligament in his shoulder during shooting in 2008 and underwent surgery early last year.
When asked how he copes with the controversies and comparisons, Shah Rukh said he lacked in the art of expression, which is often misinterpreted by the masses.
“I am a different person in my films; I am very vocal and expressive in them, but in my personal life I am a very weird person. I face difficulty when I have to express my innermost feelings. I am very shy, quiet and reclusive as an individual.
“It is not something I am proud of but I lack in the art of expressing my love, my friendship, my anger, my apologies, which people misinterpret at times.
“I am always compared; that is a part of my life. A newcomer comes I am compared; anybody does a film which is a bigger hit, I am compared; anybody does a lesser film, still I am More >
It’s one thing to have a sense of humour and quite another to have one when the joke is on you.
Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan belongs to the latter category; she has no qualms about laughing at herself.
At one of the shoots of Koffee With Karan, with Rajkumar Hirani and Imtiaz Ali, Farah was asked to describe her sex life in two words and she promptly replied, “Non existent.”Farah Khan on the sets of Koffee with Karan
With a straight face, Farah said, “Between my three kids and the making of Tees Maar Khan, that’s been the case.” She burst out laughing and added soon after, “I was just joking.” By then, the others were in splits too.
When contacted, Farah Khan said, “It was meant to be a joke. And that’s all that’s there to it.” Meanwhile, Farah is grappling with an immobile wrist and may have to undergo surgery if physiotherapy does not help. May you laugh this away too, Farah.
His near-fatal accident in the wee hours of Wednesday left everyone quite troubled; singer and composer Toshi Sabri was returning from Shirdi after a concert when his car collided with a truck.
A musician with Toshi, Abdul Atik lost his life and four others were injured.
But Toshi is now out of danger. He suffered multiple injuries and had to undergo surgery. Though the doctors are still reviewing his condition, it is thankfully stable now.
When contacted, Toshi’s brother Sharib confirmed the news and said, “Yes he is fine now but is in the ICU. I will be able to tell you the exact situation after a couple of days.”
On his way back from Shirdi after a concert, the singer met with a road accident that killed one of his musicians and seriously injured him
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 25, 2010)
Singer Toshi Sabri met with a near fatal accident near Nasik on Wednesday morning.
On his way back from Shirdi after performing at a show, Toshi’s car collided with a truck killing one of his musicians and seriously injuring four others apart from him. The singer, who shot to fame after winning in the reality show Star Voice of India and went on to compose sing for films like Jashn, Veer and Jail, is now in a critical condition.
Toshi’s brother Sharib, a playback singer and composer himself, rushed to the hospital in Nasik where Toshi was admitted. When contacted, Sharib said, “Yes, it was a major accident. Toshi was at Shirdi for a show and a truck banged his car.
Abdul Atik, who was one of the musicians with Toshi and played the dholak in his group, died on the spot, while others suffered serious injuries.”
A devastated Sharib added, “Toshi is seriously injured and has been admitted to the Whockard hospital in Nasik. He needs to undergo surgery right now. He has been injured on his legs, hips, head and hands. Please pray for him.”
While going to the press, Toshi was undergoing a surgery. We have our fingers crossed.
Another near fatal encounter
IN 2008, three unidentified men who hit Toshi Sabri on the head with a hammer, then stabbed him. Toshi was out More >
…her mother, setting a benchmark for Mr Right
Garima Sharma | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; August 24, 2010)
Last month, she turned 28 and was gifted a seven-carat solitaire diamond ring by her parents. “I’m really proud of it. But my mom says that she’s set a benchmark for the guy who will marry me! I was going away on my birthday for a holiday and I wasn’t going to be with them. So my dad wrote me this amazing letter. It said, ‘It’s really great to be known as my daughter’s father.’ That made me cry,” she said. When asked when she plans to replace this ring with an engagement band, prompt came the reply, “When the guy who is willing to gift me a ring like this crashes into me!”
But till the time Mr Right is still on his way, Priyanka is keeping busy with work — endorsements, films and goodwill initiatives. A few days ago, she became the UNICEF national ambassador. She said, “I just feel that I can do so much, in fact, everyone can do so much. It’s not just about me. You can do so much sitting in your house. And frankly, it doesn’t take so much time. If we can take time out for things that are productive for us, for instance, I take out time for my endorsements, shoots, my career; then I can take time out for something I feel so strongly about. And I’ve been working with UNICEF for the last four years. It’s just that we have made it official now.”
Priyanka added, “I have also been working with senior-citizen causes, green causes, with More >
The actor’s shoulder disability left him with little work, allowing him time to introspect
Kunal Guha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 27, 2010)
With a commendable repertoire of character-driven film roles, Bajpayee remembers the incident that altered his personality. A couple of years ago, Manoj made a short trip with his family to his native place (Belwa, Bihar). On his return, he experienced tremendous shoulder pain, which was attributed to the presence of an extra bone.
“It was a time when I had several film commitments but the pain was unbearable. I couldn’t even lift my right hand. And since there’s little an actor can do with just one hand, the roles started slipping away,” he remembers. Manoj was even driven to consider alternative professions. Direction and production seemed possible, but hardly ideal.
Friends recommended the option of going under the knife. After consulting many surgeons and doctors, Manoj learnt that it didn’t assure a positive result. “I was told that a surgery could chisel out the extra bone. But it was dangerous and didn’t promise a cure. That is when someone recommended a physiotherapist, who said that he would make things better, if not cure me completely,” says Manoj.
During his physiotherapy, he began introspecting and even took to meditation as he had a lot of spare time (having lost many assignments). So, while his physical wounds were healing, he sought mental well-being as well. It took six More >
Vishwajeet Pradhan, who was seriously injured on the sets of Rakta Charitra, needs plastic surgery after a choreographed blast sequence went horribly wrong
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 15, 2010)
Actor Vishwajeet Pradhan was seriously injured yesterday afternoon while executing a stunt scene on the sets of Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakta Charitra.
He was shooting the climax where he was supposed to be shot dead. The blast was so intense that he had a huge cut along his jaw line that requires surgery. He has been admitted to an emergency ward.
Our source said, “It was a normal blast scene that went haywire as the impact was very powerful. It hit his face, leaving him bleeding. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where they suggested that he should be taken to a bigger hospital.
He was admitted to an emergency ward but was later shifted to a normal ward. Surgery will be performed on his face on Tuesday and subsequently he will require plastic surgery to hide the scar.”
Naturally, the actor and his wife are worried as the wounds require serious attention. Vishwajeet’s wife Sonalika Pradhan elaborated, “He was shooting at Kamalistan when this injury happened. The doctors have asked us to wait till Tuesday before they perform the surgery. They have told us that the injury is pretty serious and we will have to go in for plastic surgery.”
Vishwajeet Pradhan has bigger problems on hand. He said, “It was my death sequence in the film. The More >