Sat, Mar 28, 2009

Akshay Kumar loves to flirt with danger. But his latest injury did not result from doing any stunt scene.

The incident happened while Akshay was at working out at his personal gym set up in a bungalow on the outskirts of Mumbai where the actor is staying while shooting good friend and director-producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah ’s next film Action Replay . Akshay was following his daily routine of work-outs and was busy on bar doing pull-ups when suddenly the rod broke and the actor got hurt on his arm and back.

It’s been reported that Akshay’s elbow was bleeding badly, and that made director Vipul Shah wary and tense. But Akshay, a thorough professional that he is, went to the shoot after getting first-aid. He was later rushed to Mumbai and resumed the shooting the day after. Sources add that he is fine and didn’t take any medicines – he abhors allopathic medication – while shooting.

As everyone knows, Akshay loves to do daredevil stunts even though he’s had narrow escapes in the past. Last year, he was caught up in a terrible situation while shooting for action-thriller Blue in Bahamas. He had to perform a stunt scene under 75ft deep sea-water with 35 sharks. While doing the scene, Akshay’s head accidentally hit the metal of a shipwreck and blood started to ooze out. Before the sharks could smell blood and attack Akki, he rushed back to the surface.

Even for his next release 8x10 Tasveer , Akshay has done a Houdini act where he is tied up in chains and goes underwater. He even learned how to swim underwater without oxygen for this stunt.