Big B Hurts Rib Cage During TE3N Shoot


Kolkata: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has hurt his rib cage while shooting for a movie here. However, he says there’s nothing to worry about. The 73-year-old, who is here to shoot upcoming thriller “TE3N”, shared the news on his blog.

“No nothing to worry… I have injured my rib cage, it pains and so when I breathe it hurts. Am doing ice-pack and pain-killers, spoken to my doctor… should take 48 hours to heal, he says. Else we do X-Ray or MRI or whatever he decides,” Big B posted in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Despite the injury, the thespian is continuing his promotion spree for his forthcoming movie “Wazir”, which releases on Friday.

“Hurt rib from shoot… but ok… taking friends Ef to WAZIR at South City Mall, Kolkata this evening! Yea,” he tweeted.

“Wazir” is directed by Bejoy Nambiar and also features Farhan Akhtar, while “TE3N” is helmed by Ribhu Dasgupta, produced by Sujoy Ghosh and features actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan.

In 1982, a mistimed jump while filming in Bangalore put Amitabh Bachchan in hospital with a ruptured spleen. For a week, he remained critical with little hope of survival, as the nation grieved and wife Jaya walked daily to Siddhivinayak Temple to pray for him. He made a complete recovery after being given cortisone injections and completed filming Coolie. The ending of the film was rewritten to have him recover from an operation just as he had in real life because, as director Manmohan Desai put it, it would not do for a man who had cheated death to die on screen Coolie was a smash hit when it released in November 1983.