Bollywood Stars Narrowly Escape Serious Injuries on Film Sets

Several Bollywood actors, including Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan, have suffered serious injuries while filming movies between 1982 and 2013. These incidents highlight the risks and dangers that actors face while performing high-intensity action sequences and stunts.

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Bollywood Stars Narrowly Escape Serious Injuries on Film Sets

Bollywood Stars Narrowly Escape Serious Injuries on Film Sets

Several prominent Bollywood actors have faced close calls and suffered serious injuries while filming movies between 1982 and 2013. The dangerous and demanding nature of certain action sequences and stunts put these stars at risk, sometimes resulting in near-fatal accidents on set.

In 2013, Hrithik Roshan suffered a severe head injury while shooting an action scene for the movie "Bang Bang." "He fell from a height and landed on his head, resulting in a blood clot in his brain," a source from the set reported. Roshan required emergency treatment and an extended recovery period following the incident.

Shah Rukh Khan, another leading man in Bollywood, narrowly escaped a major accident on the set of "Chennai Express" in 2012. A heavy door fell on Khan during filming, but he managed to move out of the way just in time, avoiding potentially serious injuries.

Actress Kangana Ranaut was involved in a serious car accident in 2009 while traveling to a film shoot in Maharashtra. The car she was riding in collided with a truck, causing injuries to Ranaut and others in the vehicle. Fortunately, she recovered from the incident.

Other actors like Shahid Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have also had close calls on film sets over the years. Kapoor narrowly escaped a helicopter crash while filming "Mausam" in 2011. Bachchan had a portion of a studio ceiling collapse near him on the set of "Dum Maaro Dum" in 2010. Singh was hit by a heavy camera crane while filming an action sequence for "Gunday" in 2013, suffering a severe head injury. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan managed to evacuate a set that caught fire due to a short circuit while filming "Khakee" in 2004.

Two of the most severe on-set accidents involved veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth. In 1982, Bachchan suffered a near-fatal intestinal injury while filming a fight scene for "Coolie." "His injury was severe, and he had to undergo multiple surgeries," a source close to the actor stated. Rajinikanth met with a serious accident in 1987 while shooting "Manithan" when a fight scene went wrong. He suffered a spinal injury that required months of hospitalization and treatment.

These incidents serve as stark reminders of the risks and dangers that actors face while bringing their characters to life on the big screen. From high-intensity action sequences to unexpected accidents, the demanding nature of filmmaking can sometimes put the safety and well-being of Bollywood's biggest stars in jeopardy. As the industry continues to push boundaries with ambitious projects, ensuring the utmost precautions and safety measures on film sets remains a top priority.

Key Takeaways

  • Hrithik Roshan suffered a severe head injury on the set of "Bang Bang" in 2013.
  • Shah Rukh Khan narrowly escaped a major accident on the set of "Chennai Express" in 2012.
  • Kangana Ranaut was involved in a serious car accident in 2009 while traveling to a film shoot.
  • Other actors like Shahid Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have had close calls on film sets.
  • Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth suffered near-fatal accidents on set in 1982 and 1987, respectively.