Roshan on the mend after brain surgery 0
Actor Hrithik Roshan and wife Suzanne Khan pose on the red carpet of the Bollywood Zee Cine Awards at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore January 14, 2011. (REUTERS)
Notable Bollywood actor and dancer Hrithik Roshan has been discharged from a Mumbai suburban hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.
The star of Krrish, Jodhaa Akbar and Agneepath was notably absent from the Indian Film Academy Awards in Macau last week. According to the Times of India, the 39-year-old underwent surgery July 7 at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical in Khar.
As million of fans prayed for his recovery, and the do-it-yourself stunt man/humanitarian/ rights activist was careful about keeping them in the loop of his progress. After his operation, Roshan took to Facebook and posted a big thumbs-up to his fans and wrote “What’s up!! Hope everyone's making d best of their day!”
Roshan was in the middle of filming Bang Bang, a Hindi version of the Tom Cruise action-comedy Knight and Day, when he was hospitalized. The clot is believed to be the result of an injury he sustained while shooting some stunts for the film nearly two months ago.
His father Rakesh explained, “it is a minor surgery called chronic subdural hematoma and it happens due to some impact on the head.” He added his son had been complaining about constant headaches. It was only when he underwent a CT scan and an MRI on July 5 that the clot was discovered.
Although he will require three to four weeks of rest before resuming his hectic schedule, his actor/producer/director father is optimistic his son will be up in time for the release of Krrish 3 later this year. “That’s in October, so there’s still time for that,” he said.
Hrithik Roshan started off as a child actor before making his debut in a leading role in 2000's Kaho Naa ... Pyaar Hai. He is known as one of Bollywood’s best dancers and for his idiosyncratic duplicate digit — he has two thumbs on his right hand.
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