Friday, December 7, 2007

Hrithik to take a break

News of Hrithik Roshan nursing a bad knee has been circulating for quite a while now, but not many know that the actor had been neglecting treatment so far, in spite of his doctor and physiotherapist’s instructions. Finally, Hrithik has given in to their advice and the actor is off to Singapore for six weeks of rigorous recuperation.

Owing to some action packed performances in Krrish and Dhoom 2, Hrithik had torn the ligament in his right knee and all though it caused him tremendous pain, he refused to yield and continued working, the professional that he is. In spite of his doctor’s advice for no strenuous movements or exercise, he went ahead and completed the painstaking training, travelling and shooting required for his forthcoming film Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar.

That was not all; the Jodhaa Akbar shoot got extended due to which all his ads got delayed. Hence, once more the treatment of his knee took a backseat as Hrithik completed his commitments towards the brand relationships. As a result, the knee did not get enough rest to recuperate and now the situation is such that it has become essential for him to put all the work on the back burner and go abroad for complete treatment. In fact his new movie shoot has also been delayed because of the treatment now.

Says Hrithik, "While working towards fulfilling my commitments to all my work — ads and film, I did not care much about my knee pain and neglected my doctor’s advice to not put any stress on it and take complete rest if I wanted it to heal." However, going by the present condition, he thinks it’s best to take a six-week break and recuperate fully rather than stretch it further to the point of no repair. "I am giving my health great importance now, so that none of my commitments suffer in the near future," adds the star known for his perfectionism. So off he goes to Singapore, for six weeks and we hope he returns fitter than ever.