Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said he was injured while shooting a movie in South India and is recovering at home.
The 80-year-old actor posted on his blog on Sunday night that he suffered a rib injury while working in Hyderabad on the sci-fi film ‘Project K’. It is being made in Hindi and Telugu languages and is scheduled for release in 2024.
Bachchan wrote that he had damaged rib cartilage and a muscle tear. He said the injury was “painful” and that he consulted a doctor before flying home to Mumbai, where he was advised to rest.
“I won’t be able to meet the well-wishers at Jalsa Gate tonight, so don’t come,” the actor told fans who often gather outside his home in Mumbai. “Everything else is fine,” he wrote.
He said his work on the film was suspended until he was healed.
It was not the first time he had been injured on a film set. In 1983, during a fight scene on the set of “Coolie”, he was seriously injured in an accident and was declared “clinically dead”. People across India spent days in public prayers. He eventually recovered and finished the film.
Bachchan has appeared in over 200 Indian films. His breakthrough came in the 1973 movie “Zanjeer” or “The Chain” and he rose to superstardom playing bold characters and inspiring fans to copy his hairstyle, clothes and deep voice.
The hugely popular actor is also a former politician and a television host.