Shah Rukh Khan had his shoulder surgery 24 hours ago and came bounding out of the hospital looking sexy-scruffy in a T-shirt and jeans with a sling over his left arm. The actor said he was feeling fine, but admitted there was some pain. Khan will not be able to work for a month or two. “I plan to spend the time developing some stories and scripts that we are looking at,” he said. “Also, my kids have exams coming up, so maybe I will coach them.” And when someone asked why he was bothering with the press when he clearly needed some time out he quipped, “I don’t like to see you guys running after cars like this and chasing us. You could get hurt doing your job, I don’t want to see you guys standing outside my house all day, that is why I called all of you home. If any of your colleagues have missed this press conference, please share the information with them.”
Meanwhile I received this scintillating update on Gavie’s back problem (and a rather disturbing insinuation about his relationship with his doctor.)
“He picked up a dhol and sprained his back. The next morning, he was up on the shoot. Riding a horse and a bullock cart, braving his pain and shot for 16 hours straight. But after shooting nonstop for 7 days post the shoot, “Mohe Rang De” now has a log thrust into the spokes as the lead actor Gavie Chahal’s slip disc has played up severely. The doctor has recommended Gavie rest and relaxation, but the feisty Punjabi munda will not stay down. He says, ‘I will be rejoining work in two days but my doctor is a very unhappy man when it come to that. He would definitely tie me to the bed if that was possible!’ After a week of 16-hours-a-day nonstop shoot, Gavie is now in bed. He may ‘enjoy’ two days of rest. And will be back to the sets again. ‘No pain, no gain,’ says he. Truly said in the context of the Indian television!”
Seriously? You can’t make this stuff up. Sorry Gavie but really who gives a damn?