Published: Sunday, June 2, 2013

Shahrukh Khan out of hospital

Shoulder surgery successful

a04Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan was discharged from a leading hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday night, a day after he underwent a shoulder surgery.

The 47-year-old actor had hurt his right shoulder while performing stunts for director Rohit Shetty’s action drama “Chennai Express”.

“The actor was discharged from Lilavati Hospital. The surgery was successful. He is doing fine and has been asked to rest,” said sources close to him.

Despite his injury, the actor had refused to use body doubles for “Chennai Express” and performed his own stunts.

Shahrukh’s son Aryan — who is studying in London — had also flown down to be by his father’s side.

The surgery was supposed to have been carried out earlier this month in London but was postponed due to the actor’s busy schedule.

This is his eighth surgery, the last one being in 2010 when he injured himself while shooting for his home production “RA.One”.

Once recovered, Shahrukh will start promoting “Chennai Express” and begin work on Farah Khan’s film “Happy New Year”.

Talking to reporters outside the hospital, Shahrukh said “I am a soldier and a soldier overcomes everything. I am fine. Doctors have advised me rest for six months, I will do it. I am thankful to my director Rohit Shetty for his co-operation.”