Just chill, concerned colleagues tell Saif Ali Khan ...

By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News service

imageMumbai, (IANS) Take it easy Saif! The actor's cardiac problems and hospitalisation after chest pain while rehearsing for the Stardust awards has led to concern amongst his colleagues with everyone - from Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini to Urmila Matondkar and Arshad Warsi - suggesting that he slow down.

Saif, who was rushed to Lilavati hospital Sunday evening, is out of danger and will be discharged in a day or two.

Amitabh Bachchan: I was at an awards function with Aishwarya (Rai) when I came to know Saif had been hospitalised. We went immediately after the show to see him. He looked fine and cheerful. Investigations were on. I told him he must slow down. It's disturbing to see such a fine lad this way.

Hema Malini: I'd like to tell Saif to take it easy. I know that it isn't easy. Even if you feel the need to slow down no one out here lets you. But Saif has to get selfish about his well-being. My humble advice to him is, grab time for yourself and find some peace. You've earned it.

Arshad Warsi: I think actors today are under a lot of pressure to deliver their best. They're constantly trying to perform at an optimum level. On top of work pressures we're constantly under public scrutiny. All of us actors try to balance our professional and personal lives to the best of our abilities. Stress is bound to be there. So, Saif, please take extra care of yourself. Relax and chill. You're precious to all of us. Hang in there. Lots of love!

Dino Morea: It's really sad to hear Saif is unwell. I hope he gets well soon. The workload gets to all of us, no matter how much care we take of our health. It's easy for me to say Saif should slow down. But he's in his prime. And he needs to use this time to move ahead. This phase won't come back again.

Urmila Matondkar: The high feeling of doing good work is so exhilarating that unknowingly one tends to overwork. I'd like to remind Saif that he's going through one of the best phases in his career. He needs to take it to greater heights. And for that he needs to be in good health. He should take the warning and look after himself.