Tamil-Telugu actor Vishal Krishna , known to hurt himself doing daring stunts, has done it again.
While shooting for his next film in Turkey Vishal had a nasty fall from a mo’bike which left his leg and hand injured.
Speaking from Turkey Vishal says, “It was a nasty fall. But it could have been much worse. So I am thankful for not injuring myself even worse.Because it could’ve been really bad.”
So what exactly happened? “It was a bike stunt. And the bike, an ATV , fell on me. My leg and hand seemed badly injured.And I thought either or both my limbs were fractured. Luckily there was no fracture. But there is a lot of swelling which will take time to subside.I can’t wait while my leg and hand heal. I will be back shooting very shortly. We can’t afford to lose time.”
This reminds me of the nasty accident that Tom Cruise had when he was shooting the latest instalment of Mission Impossiblein Paris. During a jump from one building to another Cruise miscalculated and he could hear his ankle crack. But he continued running because if he stopped he knew the shooting would halt for months.
Says Vishal, “I am no Tom Cruise. But I can completely understand that. Actors today can’t fake the stunts. Audiences are too clued into technicalities. So one has to take risks.And if you take risks you will be injured. I had a leg injury just a month back , and now this.”
Vishal’s fiancée wife-to-be Anisha Alla Reddy has now forbidden him from doing any dangerous stunts.
Laughs Vishal, “It’s simple. One just doesn’t talk about it , quietly does the stunt and hopes no bones get broken.”
In fact Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar are two prominent Bollywood actors who never tell their wife when they are going to shoot for an action scene.Then they pray that they won’t have to regret their secretiveness.