Accidents on location can be a crippling blow to film projects. The most oft-quoted example is that of the Big B who had a near-fatal accident on the sets Manmohan Desai’s Coolie.
In comparison, Amit Sadh’s fractured leg may seem trivial. However it has put Subhash Kapoor’s new project Guddu Rangeela featuring Amit Sadh and Arshad Warsi in the title roles, behind schedule by a month.
The team which was shooting in Simla has returned to Mumbai where Amit is recuperating.
Speaking from his home where Amit is now recuperating the young actor says, “The leg is healing. I have to be strong because this accident has messed up the schedule of my film. Now the doctors tell me that the first two weeks after the fracture will be very bad.”
Mercifully for Amit the entire team of Guddu Rangeela is supportive. “Everyone has been wonderful. My director Subhash Kapoor Sir has been like a father, caring for me. I am getting a lot of love and attention and I am enjoying every bit of it.”
Amit says it’s just a matter of resting it out. However that’s easier said than done. “The doctors say the first two weeks are going to be painful. I feel pain only when I move my leg. After two weeks the pain and swelling would subside. The fracture will heal. I start rehab in the third week. But I am getting a lot of visitors. So I feel like a star.”