Producers of Project K discuss restarting filming with Amitabh Bachchan after his rib ailment (Exclusive)
Amitabh Bachchan has had a rough go of it recently. The iconic actor has kept relatively quiet about the difficulties he has been having as a result of the injuries he sustained on the set of “Project K” in the first week of March. Amitabh Bachchan’s rib injury has put on a brave face so far, posting that he is resting at his home in Jalsa and “generally lying around” after suffering a broken rib cartilage and a muscle rupture in his right rib.
As he wrote this morning, “So despite the inconvenience of a damaged body… there must be desire and effort to repair… which is being done with the care and comfort of the Ef and well wishers, and for which there is repeated gratitude and love.” There is no better hobby than working, Bachchan continued. “Work schedules have been done and the charts start filling up again… to the joy of the’moi‘..” Yes, the rib and toe are rebelling, but rebellions need to be attended to and a solution needs to be discovered; and discover it we must; no, discover it I.
I was wondering how things were progressing on the set of “Project K.” When do we get to see Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Disha Patani—three of the film’s stars—in action? Is there anyone else in the cast looking directly into the lens? No, that is not the case.
The cast and crew of “Project K” are waiting impatiently for Bachchan to return to the site so they can resume filming. “Bachchan sir will join us in our next schedule,” director Nag Ashwin told ETimes when contacted. When we inquired as to Nag Ashwin’s availability, he abruptly ended the call.
The film’s producer, Swapna Dutt, was a little more cooperative when we contacted. Ms. Dutt said, “Sir is getting better,” in response to a question about when Bachchan will join them. We’ll start over when he’s feeling better. That means they are waiting for Bachchan to return before continuing. And when Ms. Dutt was questioned about it, she hung up as well.
A consultation and CT scan were performed on Bachchan after he was transferred to AIG Hospital in Hyderabad (where the accident took place). After that, he was returned to Mumbai via helicopter.
If you know Bachchan, you know he’ll be fine. We here at ETimes hope he makes a speedy and complete recovery.