History has again, repeated itself when on Saturday, Shahid Kapoor while shooting for Gowtam Tinnanuri’s Jersey, the Hindi remake of the director’s Tamil hit of the same title, injured himself on his lip. When rehearsing for his part where he plays the cricketer, the ball hit him on his lip at the Mohali stadium on Chandigarh.
Shahid’s wife rushed to Chandigarh after hearing of the injury. A source close to the development informs, “Everything is under control. Shahid is fine. It was nothing major. Sections of the media tend to overplay any accident involving a star just to get hits and eyeballs. Shahid did have an injury, and yes, it was quickly attended to. He will be off shooting for about a fortnight as it is a face injury and he cannot shoot until it is fully healed.”
The Hindi version of the Tamil hit Jersey (no, it’s not called New Jersey) which was off to a flying start earlier this month has now come to a halt. Coincidentally, Nani who had played the failed cricketer-hero’s role in the original Tamil version of Jersey had also injured himself.
Tiger Shroff who has gone through his share of injuries during the shooting of action sequences says it is tough for an actor to draw the line between safety and recklessness when doing a dangerous stunt. “You want it give it your best. So you keep pushing yourself. Aur thoda aur thoda… It gets riskier and riskier. Sometimes you miscalculate the level of danger and things go wrong.”