Aamir’s forced break!

AFTER HURTING his inner-thigh last week, Aamir Khan suffered yet another injury while shooting for Ghajini. This has now forced Aamir to take a break from work and has caused at least a three-week delay in the shooting of the climax of the film.

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Published: Wed 7 May 2008, 9:59 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:39 PM

Though Aamir is really upset that the film has been delayed, he is looking at the brighter side of things.

He now gets a chance to spend some quality time with his wife who flew down as soon as she heard about his injury.

“Only silver lining is that I’ll get to see Kiran in another hour. When she heard she jumped on the flight and is on her way here,” wrote Aamir on his blog.

Injury 1

Aamir was shooting for a scene where he was required to lift a goon and slam him into a wall. As soon as he gave the shot, the actor started hopping on one leg, waving his arm for a cut and jumping to the nearest chair.

He wrote on his blog: “It was quite a boring injury, no anecdotal value or excitement whatsoever. Roll camera, action, run into frame, grab heavy goon, slam him against wall, lift him and throw him against second wall, shout in pain, hop on one leg, wave arm to call for cut, limp off to nearest chair. End result is that I had injured the adductor muscle in my right thigh. There have been many more exciting injuries I have received in my career but again let me spare you the gory details.”

He was positive about recovering quickly and went on to continue shooting with muscle supports and belts.

Injury 2

Aamir thought that his toned body could take the pressure even after his first injury. However, that was not the case.

For another shot, Aamir had to chase a villain and take a running dive to bring him down.

“As I took the leap my muscle buckled and the next thing I knew I was on the ground and in intense pain. No idea why it happened. But forced to rest now,” he said.

The end result was that he ended up injuring the hamstring of his left leg this time around. The pain was so intense that he had to pop a few painkillers which he usually hates doing.

Cause of injury

Aamir feels that the cause of both injuries was the use of thermacol used by fight composer Peter.

“Pradeep (character actor) and I were supposed to fall in the shot; the fight composer Peter had laid out a layer of thermacol to break our fall. However thermacol makes the ground beneath our feet very unstable. And I think the sudden give in the thermacol surprises the muscle and causes the injury. That’s what I think because in both cases, in the earlier injury and this one, we had thermacol on the ground.”

Aamir has never had an injury before where the injury is not because of any impact but is a result of the muscle not being able to take the stress.

“Never before have I been doing stunts on thermacol. This is the first time, and I’ve had two similar injuries within a span of two weeks,” he says.

He agrees with the fact that he needed to rest his body after his initial injury.

He said, “It serves me right for taking it lightly and not resting enough.” The doctor has now warned him not to exert himself and has asked him to take complete rest for the next three weeks.”

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