More and more stars are falling ill once too often. Are they too fragile or is it the demanding work schedule?
Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan seems to be quite prone to injuries. Earlier, it was a shoulder injury that delayed some of his films. Then, over a year back, he suffered a tear in the meniscus of his left knee, which got further aggravated by the rigorous action stunts he did for his forthcoming Ra.One. He now has to undergo a knee surgery, which will be performed by Mumbai-based Dr Ali Irani.
Reel peril: My Name Is Khan, Ra.One
Salman Khan recently flew to the US for treatment of an acute neurological condition (trigeminal neuralgia). In addition to this, Khan has also been suffering from aneurysm in the brain, which causes severe shooting pain on one side of the face. Reportedly, he underwent one successful surgery. But to recover completely, he needs medical treatment every two months. His next big surgery is scheduled to take place next January in America itself.
Reel peril: Ek Tha Tiger and his future assignments
Rajnikath's health has been a concern for his millions of fans. The matinee idol was admitted in Chennai hospitals thrice during the early shoot of Rana this year. He was first taken to Isabella Hospital on April 29 after he complained of exhaustion and vomiting. He was discharged after being hospitalised for about 10 days, but was again admitted to Ramachandra Medical Centre on May 14. Rumours that he might be suffering from lung cancer and liver sclerosis, were shunned by his elder brother Satyanarayana Rao Gaikwad who told Mid-day that he was admitted as a result of a strict diet regime in order to slim down. He also added that the South superstar was suffering from a lung infection and liver-related problems. Finally, he was flown down to Singapore to avail of the necessary treatment.
Reel peril: Rana
Saif Ali Khan
The actor's stomach woes probably started in 2006, when he had to undergo an emergency appendectomy surgery after complaining of abdominal pain during a shoot in Kuala Lumpur. In 2008, he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital after he complained of abdominal pain. The following year, he was down with a stomach infection during the promotion of Kurbaan. Mid-day reported that he fell ill because of constantly eating out and indulging in seafood in Dubai. He has since often been falling ill because of his adventurous eating habits. Last year, he spent a week in a Mumbai hospital after complaining of chest pain.
Reel peril: Kurbaan
Soon after the release of Guzaarish, Hrithik Roshan was urgently rushed to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The actor's lungs practically collapsed and his face swelled up. It was a reaction to an antibiotic Hrithik had popped in to ward off a chest infection. He also contracted malaria while shooting for Guzaarish and was on bed rest for 10 days. ?Earlier, the Jodhaa Akbar shoot had to be postponed as he was down with a viral flu.
Reel peril: Guzaarish, Jodhaa Akbar
The petite Sonam Kapoor seems to be extremely prone to infections and falls sick quite often. She got a stomach infection during the shoot of Players and as a result missed the chance of meeting New Zealand PM John Key on the set. She also contracted typhoid while shooting for Thank You in Canada, suffered a relapse on her return to India. Even during the making of Mausam, the actor was hospitalised due to exhaustion. Reportedly, her illness cost the producers nearly 3 crores as the sets had to be dismantled and reconstructed again in Karjat.
Reel peril: Players, Thank You, Mausum
Priyanka Chopra has fainted several times during her film shoots due to over exhaustion. She has also suffered from high fever and cold very often. She once had an eye infection during the shoot of Anjana Anjani. Even when she was shooting for Dostana and What's Your Rashee, she fell ill.
Reel peril: Anjana Anjani, Dostana, What's Your Rashee
Katrina was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital after complaining of abdominal pain and went through surgery after being diagnosed with appendicitis in 2009. Before that, she was also diagnosed with jaundice and a low haemoglobin count. She was rushed to Lilavati Hospital while returning from Udaipur after promoting De Dana Dan. The hectic travelling took its toll on her health; she was with diagnosed with fever and advised complete bed rest. Then, post the shoot of Rajniti, she got a bout of food poisoning. She was on complete bed rest and had to skip some film awards.
Reel peril: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Rajniti, De Dana Dan
Dippy was down with Malaria during the shoot of Houseful in London and was given a week off to recover. She also fell ill during the promotional phase of Lafangey Parindey, which took toll on the leggy lissome.
Reel peril: Houseful, Lafangey Parindey
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya fell ill while shooting for Action Replay and had to take antibiotics, which reacted badly. She ended up with high fever and swollen lips. In 2009, the actress was down with chest infection and flu-like symptoms.
Reel Peril: Action Replayy