Since ages, many Bollywood action stars have tried doing their own stunts like Dara Singh, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Ajay Devgn and others. But in the process, they injured themselves fatally as well.
Actors getting injured on sets during filming action sequences and dance numbers are very common. It’s a part of the job. But these injuries did not dither the spirit of actors and sticking by the phrase the show must go on, they continued shooting for their film and completed it on time.
Let us look at some Bollywood actors who didn’t throw the towel and continued shooting for the film with their strong will and commitment towards their work.
The super energetic actor Ranveer Singh sustained an injury to his shoulder during a football match. The actor was shooting Gully Boy at the time of injury. But the injury did not stop the high spirited actor to continue shooting for the film. Even though he was advised by medics not to strain his shoulder at least for a month, Ranveer didn’t take a break and completed the film as per schedule.
The real action star of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, was injured on the sets of Kesari during a high-octane action scene. The Khiladi Kumar got an injury on his ribs while shooting an action sequence in the climax. The film is based on the real incident – Battle of Saragarhi – in the year 1897 between Britishers and Sikh regiment. Akshay was adviced to take a break after the injury and return to Mumbai for proper medication. But the actor stood by his team and stayed back in Wai where they were shooting the climax and completed his scenes on time to avoid losses to the filmmakers.
RK too injured himself while he was in the midst of shooting Brahmastra. The actor got himself injured during a celebrity football match between his and Abhishek Bachchan’s football teams. Ranbir injured his right toe during the match and was immediately rushed to the hospital for examination. He suffered with damaged tendon and was advised to take rest from medical practitioners. Ranbir was supposed to begin shooting for his next film, Brahmastra, in Goa along with the other cast members. The injury did not hamper his spirit and he showed immense professionalism. Despite being in the pain, Ranbir went on with the original plans and begin shooting for the film.
Ms. Bhatt got herself injured while shooting for an action scene in Bulgaria on the sets of Brahmastra. She injured her right shoulder and arm while filming a stunt sequence in the super hero flick. Alia was seen with a bandaged arm and a sling and was also advised for bed rest but she continued shooting for the sequence and was all geared up shooting for another action sequence after a few weeks time.
Shaitan actor, Gulshan Devaiah, accepted the offer and continued working despite being injured for the Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. He went through knee reconstructive surgery and was advised by the consulting doctors to rest at least for a year before straining on his knees. But then he was offered to play a martial arts expert in MKDNH within 3 months post surgery. Gulshan accepted the offer even after knowing the fact it could be fatal if something goes wrong while canning the action sequences. He went through rigorous training in different kinds of mix martial arts and completed shooting film as per scheduled.
The Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor also tasted injury while shooting for his soon to release film Luka Chhupi. During one of the song sequence shoot, Kartik pulled his hamstrings and that was causing him severe pain. It was reported the injury was severe since he was on a special diet which included not to drink water. The shoot was stopped immediately and a physiotherapist was called. This pain and agony didn’t stop the charming actors and after a few hours of therapy the actor reported to work on the floor and was seen completing the entire song.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Actor Aditya Roy Kapur also made it to the list of actors continue shooting even after an injury. Aditya was shooting an intense action sequence for his upcoming film. During the sequence, he lost his balance and slipped that hurt his jaw and broke a tooth as well. He was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical care. The doctor suggested Aditya rest for at least six to seven days before resuming the shoot. His determination towards his work and being a responsible actor, he resumed work within a couple of days.
Coincidentally Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt injured themselves on the sets of Kalank while shooting for action sequences.