By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
A week after he checked into Lilavati hospital with chest pains, Saif Ali Khan is safely back home and recuperating.
Sharmila Tagore, who rushed to Mumbai after hearing about her son's sudden illness, is presently by his side and is relived that the Chote Nawab is finally back home. Needless to say, she is keeping a strict vigil on Saif.
How's Saif now?
He's absolutely fine and 100 per cent fit. Saif has realised that he was unwell, but he's taking it in his stride.
Is he following any diet?
Yes, he has to follow medical advice as far as food and medication is concerned.
The most important thing the doctors have told him is no smoking at all. He needs a little rest for a while, but he can start exercising soon - not heavy stuff like lifting weights, but he can go walking, stretching, etc.
Any other restrictions?
The doctors have told Saif that he can do everything, but has to stop smoking completely. Now, he is not smoking at all.
t could have been worse. Had it not been for the doctors' timely intervention and ad-ministering of proper medicines, it could've been really serious. So we are not taking it lightly.
It wasn't a stomach pain but a chest pain which was controlled by medicines before he reached the hospital. They gave him some medicines in the ambulance and that also helped.
The doctors were very good and the medicines averted something that could've been far worse.
When will Saif resume work?
Though the doctors have said he can resume work immediately, I don't think he will be able to do so for a couple of weeks atleast.
Saif has his ad films and does only one film at a time, so it's only the South Africa schedule of Abbas-Mustan's Race that has been postponed.
But Saif will recover soon and shoot for it shortly. Currently, they are rescheduling the dates.
Will you be staying with Saif for some time?
No, I don't need to do that. He has resumed control of his life and is able to look after himself. Saif doesn't need a nurse.
Currently, I am with him as there are some restrictions as far as food and medicines is concerned and that everything is taken on time.
I will be going back after my grandson Ebrahim's sixth birthday (March 5). I have work to do at our ancestral home in Bhopal, and my mother-in-law is there too. My husband left on Sunday as he had work to do back home.
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