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'Shah Rukh carries ultra sound, physiotherapy machines to film sets'

Last updated on: January 24, 2014 19:12 IST

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan's long-time doctor Ali Irani talks about the superstar's injuries and health.

Shah Rukh Khan, who has sustained many injuries in his long acting career, was injured once again on January 23, on the sets of a film.

The 48-year-old actor was shooting for Farah Khan's Happy New Year at five-star hotel J W Marriott in Mumbai, when a door reportedly crashed on to his head and right shoulder.

He was rushed to the neighbouring Nanavati Hospital and Dr Ali Irani, one of SRK's long-time doctors, attended to him.

"Shah Rukh Khan injured his right shoulder and head," says Dr Irani. "We did a CT Scan for his head, knee and right shoulder as well as an MRI. The results were normal and we sent him back.”

Dr Irani added that Shah Rukh resumed shooting after getting discharged.

"He was back on the sets and he finished shooting for the day. He was advised to keep his right hand in a sling so that it doesn’t do any further damage to his shoulder,” adds the doctor. SRK had undergone a shoulder surgery on May 2013.

Farah Khan later tweeted: 'Thank u all 4 ur concern m lov,@iamsrk is good n being stubborn about resuming shoot..so v r bk 2 work..god’s bn good.'

The actor updated about his health as well, and tweeted: 'Have a few tests to do & Insha Allah all will be good. Few scars maybe. Will show them off cos as they say there r no scars for happiness.'

Dr Irani has been a personal medical consultant to SRK for many years. When asked whether he has ever advised the actor to slow down, he says, “I don’t give Shah Rukh any advice, he knows how to take care of himself. Shah Rukh is also a human being and if you are working, injuries are going to happen. Everyone takes precaution not to hurt him.”

Shah Rukh even carries equipment to take precaution against his previous injuries.

"I don’t think any other actor carries as much protective equipment as Shah Rukh. He has an ultra sound machine, a physiotherapy machine and everything to protect his past injuries on his shoulder, back and knee. He carries these machines with him on the shoot. So whenever he calls us, we don’t have to take anything.”

Dr Irani adds that Shah Rukh had some injuries from his college days as well.

"Shah Rukh actively participated in football and cricket tournaments during his college days. Injuries do happen when you play sports and he too suffered minor injuries. But there's nothing to worry about any of these injuries," he says.

Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai
 

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