Amitabh injures wrist while shooting dance sequence


By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan tore a ligament in his wrist while shooting a song and dance sequence for Sujoy Ghosh's film "Alladin". But the show goes on.

"It's nothing," he brushes off what any other actor would have taken as a cue for a shooting break. "I was shooting a dance. While doing a movement something gave way in my hand. But it's in control. No big deal." But director Sujoy Ghosh has another story to tell about the incident earlier this week. "Sir is in considerable pain. But he insists on continuing. Anyone else would have curled up and called off the shoot. But that's what makes him special.

"When the injury occurred Thursday he didn't allow us to know what happened. Throughout the day he hid his pain and continued dancing. Only at the end of the day did we get to know what had happened."

The Big B is hoping he'll be all right in a week.

"Yes, it's true I've continued shooting. Can't allow losses on the job, as far as possible. It's okay. Such things happen in life. A ligament in my wrist is torn. The treatment is on. I should be all right in a week."