Badami, Karnataka (UNI): Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai suffered
an injury during a film shoot in this historic town in Bagalkot
district of Karnataka today. Aishwarya was shooting for renowned
director Mani Ratnam's new Hindi film Guru also starring
Abishekh Bachchan. She was rehearsing cycling for a song sequence
when she slipped, injuring her arms and legs. Following the
incident, shooting was suspended.
Talking to UNI, Dr Kanthi, a local medical practitioner who
treated Rai, said the injuries were minor and there was nothing to
worry. Bagalkot Superintendent of Police Padmanayan told UNI that
the injury was minor and the shoot was likely to continue in a
couple of hours
The team had been shooting for the film, which seems to have the
essence of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, in the historical sites of
Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal from early this week. Abhishek
portrays a legendary hero of the first war of Indian Independence
in the film. The police had cordoned off the monuments in view of
the shoot to keep curious onlookers at bay.
Lead actors of his films suffering injuries during shoots had
been giving anxious moments to Mani Ratnam for some time now. It
may be recalled that Vivek Oberoi sustained a fracture in his leg
while shooting a stunt scene for Yuva, the ace director's
previous Hindi flick, on the Vidyasagar Bridge over river Hoogly in
Kolkata. It had dealt a severe blow on the filmmaker, who also
suffered a heart attack seeing the accident from close quarters.
The incident had led to the production unit abandoning the shoot
for the next few days.