A unit member explained, "Akshay was shooting an action sequence, in which he had to fight 40 men in very rainy weather. He was wet and had to continue shooting for 12 hours at a stretch. That's how he caught a temperature. Director Prabhu Deva was informed later that night that Akki had taken ill and would not be able to shoot on Thursday."
Earlier it was reported that Hrithik Roshan suffered a sun stroke while shooting for his film Agneepath in Madh Island.