Not only is his ambitious sports film delayed, Aftab Shivdasani, who left on Thursday morning for the IIFA in Colombo, would have to skip the benefit cricket match because of the hand injury he suffered while playing cricket for Salman Khan's Being Human team in Dubai last week.
Wincing in pain Aftab explains, "Thankfully it isn't a fracture. Just a small crack in the bone and soft-tissue damage. But that's painful enough. I've to rest my hand for at least ten days. But I'm off to IIFA, though I can't play the cricket match."
Replaying the incident leading to the injury, Aftab says, "I was batting in Dubai against Pakistani actors when I got a beamer. I tried to fend it off with my hand. The ball hit the bone on the side of the palm of my right hand."
The pain was so acute that Aftab had to be rushed to the hospital. "It was painful. I went directly from the stadium to the hospital for an x-ray. There it was discovered I have a small crack in the finger. I've to wear a splint for two weeks."
Aftab Shivdasani's plans to star in a cricket film has been postponed. It was meant to be a very hush-hush sports film revolving around the game of cricket. Ironically it was a game of cricket that has caused a delay in Aftab's very secret plans to play cricket for his own film.