Hrithik Roshan recently underwent a surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Though he has just been discharged from Hospital – it is not clear whether Hrithik will be able to continue acting in hardcore action movies ?
Sometimes we love to dissect lives of celebrities and their star-studded life, but behind all those flash bulbs is a life no one cares to understand.
It’s all worth the effort
There is a serious amount of hard work and a lot of effort by actors and crew members that goes into making a film. Male and female actors both go through a lot – emotionally and physically – to bring a character alive on the screen. In showbiz, lot of factors are put on stake – be it Health, emotions, personal life, peace of mind (yes!)… everything!
An actor like Shah Rukh Khan has worked non-stop for 28 hours without a single break in between. Katrina Kaif, according to Farah Khan, is the most hard-working female actors. As per Farah, Katrina worked day and night to get the steps right for her film ‘Tees Maar Khan’.
Industry insiders reveal among the recent crop of actresses, Deepika Padukone is most hard working. The actress skipped her birthday celebrations and instead she chose to work on the special day! Deepika also worked non-stop during the last festive season.
These are just some of the success stories of actors who believe in the ‘slog to success’ mantra.
Safety a concern in Bollywood
However hard working our stars may be, the sad part is that there are not adequate measures taken for their safety. Hrithik Roshan dived into water from a height of 30 feet during the shooting of ‘Bang Bang’. Roshan could have been saved from brain injury had the film’s unit done thorough supervision.
Newspaper giant Times of India recently did an investigation stating that Bollywood is not safe for daredevil acts. In the article, director Sanjay Gupta was quoted as saying: “We don’t follow adequate safety precautions here. We had an ambulance and a doctor constantly on the sets of Shootout At Wadala, but that’s about it. Bollywood has a long way to go before it can call itself safe.”
TV is not far behind
Even in the television industry, small screen actors and crew work hard “under most unhygienic conditions” as quoted by actor Ronit Roy. In the media interview, Ronit admitted that TV actors work under conditions of tremendous health hazards.
One needs to be put their mind body and soul to be ace in the race. We all know cases of a number of actors who have put their health at stake for this.
Amitabh Bachchan seriously injured himself in the intestines while shooting a fight scene for Coolie. It almost cost the superstar his life.
Shah Rukh Khan had injured his shoulder while shooting and had to be in a sling for a couple of months thereafter. The actor has sustained many injuries including three broken ribs, a twisted ankle and a broken right toe among others.
Akshay Kumar too has sustained several injuries, the latest being while shooting for Rowdy Rathore when he suffered a shoulder injury during the filming of the pre-climax scene.
John Abraham nearly got saved from death while shooting for Shootout at Wadala. Anil Kapoor accidentally shot a blank bullet at John from a distance of 1.5m while the original distance was supposed to be 15 feet. The bullet grazed the right side of John’s neck.
It’s all about being the rat race
Bollywood is surely a glamorous place but it all comes at a price. The world of showbiz is cutthroat to say the least. Dealing with extreme conditions can be risky but the sweet taste of success that comes with it is temptation enough for artists. ‘Dare to do it’ is the new success mantra it seems and actors do not take a step back even if it means putting their life at risk, but then it is Bollywood we are discussing here, isn’t it?
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