Aamir Khan Has Suffered A Serious Shoulder Injury While Shooting For 'Dangal'

16/11/2015 9:52 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Bollywood actor Aamir Khan poses for a photograph during the launch of the 'Miss Funnybones' book written by actress, columnist and interior designer Twinkle Khanna in Mumbai on late August 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Aamir Khan's penchant for perfectionism may just have gone a bit too far for his own good.

According to a Mumbai Mirror report, the 50-year-old superstar collapsed on the sets of his upcoming sports biopic Dangal on Saturday during a shooting schedule in Ludhiana, Punjab.

His spokesperson was quoted as saying the following to Mirror:

"Aamir had been filming a long action sequence that required multiple takes from different angles. When he slumped during the final take, the unit thought he had pulled a muscle. He was in excruciating pain even after half an hour of rest and ice packs. He couldn't even stand up. He was then rushed to the hospital where it was diagnosed that he had suffered a serious shoulder injury."

Khan, who plays real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in the film, has been famously piling on the kilos in order to portray the 60-year-old — the actor now weighs 98 kg. Several experts have pointed out that this dramatic weight gain, which he began in April, is not good for his health. Several reports and accounts have stated that Khan has, lately, had difficulties walking, tying his own shoelaces, and even breathing properly.

The Dangal crew has been shooting in Ludhiana for 40 days and the schedule was only three weeks away from wrapping up. Khan, who has been wrestling for four hours on a daily basis, suffered this injury despite being under the watchful eyes of an on-set physiotherapist, a gym instructor and a local wrestler.

Khan returns to Mumbai with wife Kiran Rao and son Azad on Monday and will reportedly be on painkillers and complete bed-rest for the next eight days. While the injury is likely to heal soon, it may affect the shooting schedules of Dangal. After all, Khan is supposed to slim down to play a younger, leaner version of Phogat. This process of losing weight, which was supposed to begin in December, is likely to get delayed now.

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