Films are risky business and Bollywood leading stars often take this literally. They opt to do some stunts themselves, although for the most part stuntmen and stuntwomen are involved in the process of creating a sequence.
Here are some noted Bollywood stars who have taken stunts into their own hands and been injured:
1. Shah Rukh Khan on Chennai Express
Shah Rukh Khan hurt his right shoulder while performing a stunt for Chennai Express, the action comedy directed by Rohit Shetty. He underwent surgery and was fine afterwards. However, he has also been injured in 2010 on the sets of Ra. One and has had a history of suffering through major/minor injuries.
2. Akshay Kumar on Kesari
Akshay Kumar was injured on the sets of Kesari, the war film that has done very well at the box office in 2019, during a serious action sequence.
3. Alia Bhatt on Brahmastra
Alia Bhatt was filming for Brahmastra when she suffered an injury on her right shoulder. The film is a fantasy trilogy that is set to release December 2019.
4. Salman Khan on Bharat
Reportedly, Salman Khan injured himself on the sets of Bharat, an upcoming film starring Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani.
5. Anushka Sharma on Sultan
Anushka Sharma had a shoulder injury while shooting for an action sequence in Sultan.
6. Amitabh Bachchan on Thugs of Hindostan
Big B suffered a back and shoulder injury while he was shooting for the period epic Thugs of Hindostan.
7. Aamir Khan on Dangal
Aamir Khan pulled a muscle and was in ‘excruciating pain’ when he was shooting for Dangal. Aamir reportedly had not used a body double for any of his sequences.
8. Kangana Ranaut on Manikarnika
The Queen actress had to get 15 stitches on her forehead when a sword hit her forehead.
9. Deepika Padukone on Goliyon ki Raas Leela Ram Leela
Deepika developed blisters and swelling on her right foot due to dancing barefoot on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Goliyon Ki Raas Leela Ram Leela.