The downside of being a star

Oct 22, 2015, 2:54 IST

Being a star in Bollywood may seem like the best profession ever in the world. But is it that easy? Take a look at these stars who injured themselves while shooting.


1. John Abraham:
John Abraham injured himself recently on the sets of Abhinay Deo’s Force 2 while the crew was on a 50-day schedule at Budapest. Though the doctor had reportedly advised bed rest John insisted on continuing with the shoot, worsening his injury and unfortunately leading to a minor surgery to remove blood clots as a result. Even post the surgery the producers have decided to give John complete rest and will be filming the dialogue scenes first.

2. Akshay Kumar:
Akshay Kumar had a narrow escape shooting for the song Tung Tung Baje from Singh Is Bling where he stumbled in one of the fire stunts he was performing. Thankfully, he survived the dangerous stunt without any major injuries. Akshay was doing a somersault through a ring of fire. In the process of doing so, he got his legs stuck in the ring, bringing it down on him. Akshay took to Twitter to share the news of his injury along with a behind the scenes video of the song from the sets of the film, and wrote, “Survived a freak accident on the sets of @SIBTheFilm while shooting for the song #TungTungBaje.”

3. Katrina Kaif:
Reportedly Katrina Kaif had a small incident while shooting for Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor, which also stars Aditya Roy Kapoor. She was supposed to ride a horse for one of the scenes, but she lost her balance and fell from it and hurt her neck and back.

4. Randeep Hooda:
Randeep Hooda was shooting in Kuala Lampur sometime back, for Deepak Tijori's Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, and while shooting a fight scene, the stuntman he was performing with did not duck in time and he broke four toes on his left foot. The actor shared the X-Ray of his foot on his twitter account as well.

5. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan got injured recently while shooting for his movie Fan in Croatia. He was shooting an action sequence where he was required to jump and chase a guy on a busy street but, while running, Shah Rukh sprained his leg and hurt his hamstring. While this isn’t the first time King Khan has succumbed to injuries on the sets, we’re just glad that it isn’t a major one.

6. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt had suffered a calf ligament tear while shooting for a song for her film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya last year. Thankfully it wasn’t a serious one. The sport that she is, she didn’t let the injury stop her and went on to promote the film even as she walked with a crutch.

7. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput has suffered a rib fracture while shooting for Dhoni's biopic. He was reportedly trying to practise hitting MS Dhoni’s signature helicopter shot. Sushant had to be put of action for more than three weeks post the injury.

8. Ranvir Singh:
Ranvir Singh hurt his shoulder while shooting for the Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra starrer Bajirao Mastani. While shooting for an action scene, the actor fell off from a horse and hurt his shoulder. The injury was so bad that he had to get a shoulder surgery done. He even live tweeted from the surgery.

9. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan had suffered a near fatal injury during the first shooting schedule of Bang Bang in Thailand and had to undergo a crucial brain surgery to remove a blood clot from his head. In fact, according to reports the rest of the film was shot keeping his condition in mind.

10. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor had strained her back while shooting for the poster of ABCD 2. As one can see in the poster, the actress had to really arch her back for the pose, which caused a strain. There were also reports that she had pulled a muscle while rehearsing for a dance sequences in the same movie and was advised bed rest for two weeks.