SRK's surgery pushes back film's start

By HT

Mumbai, June 1 -- Shah Rukh Khan was discharged on Wednesday (May 29) from the hospital after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. Now, it seems that the actor's operation has apparently delayed the start of his next venture, Happy New Year (HNY). We have learnt that Farah Khan's next was set to start rolling in June, but now it will hit the floors only in September.

"The plan was to start the HNY shoot with a couple of schedules in Mumbai before flying off to Dubai in September for the subsequent ones. But since Shah Rukh will take about three months to recover completely, the Mumbai schedules have been cancelled. He will directly start shooting in Dubai," says an insider. Interestingly, Salman Khan too kicked off the shoot for his next, Mental, in the desert city.

SRK's surgery was successful but, apparently, he will have to keep his arm in a sling for at least six weeks. After that, the star will begin the exercises required for his complete recovery. "In total, it will be around three months before he is absolutely fit, since the doctors have also advised him to rest. Until then, no one, including Farah, wants to take any chances with his health. That's why they have decided to give him ample time to recover completely," adds the insider.

Despite repeated attempts, Farah and SRK remained unavailable for a comment. Shah Rukh, who is recuperating at home, also has post-production work left for his next Eid release, Chennai Express. "Once Shah Rukh starts work on HNY, you can expect him to continue working at a stretch again. In the meantime, he is making the most of his free time by spending it with his kids, Aryan and Suhana," says the insider.

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