Movies take years to form, further to shoot and then to reach the people. Pretty long time. And shooting isnt just fun back scenes. The actors or the crew members many a times do get injured with at times indelible effects.
So Here are Five major Accidents which took place while Shooting:
1. Blue (maybe red?)
The movie Blue, Akhshay Kumar had to do some underwater stunt scenes. He was 150 feet under water and had atleast 40-45 sharks around him in the scene. The oxygen tanks had to be removed for shooting.
While doing the stunt he hit his head to a wrecked ship. Blood started gushing out and the crew members were frightened because it is tough to move your body underwater and plus the sharks get attracted by the smell of blood.
Certain trained people immediately jumped in and helped Akshay come up. Two sharks already got the smell and were coming towards him and one almost followed him up almost till to the surface. He got injured on his forehead.
Because the blood gushed out while he was underwater, Akshay mentioned jokingly that the movie’s name should have been ‘Red’ instead of ‘Blue’.
Force movie came in 2011 with its hit song, ‘Khwabon Khwabon’ and featured people like John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha. In one of the scenes John Abraham had to smash open the door with leg.
Unfortunately because of that he got a sudden injury on his knee and was immediately rushed to the hospital! He had to rest in for three days but he persisted that they should continue shooting but director asked him to rest till he gets fine.
Im taking you back to 1951, and probably you have heard of the song, ‘Mere piya gaye rangoon waha se kiya telephone, tumhari yaad satati hai’ right?
Yes so the actor of that film, Shyam, was doing a horseriding scene wherein he fell while riding. So much so that his brain got injured. He was taken to the hospital but it was too late, it had killed him.
Amitabh Bachchan’s hit film but had cost him his life. Whilst doing a fight scene he had to fall on the table and mistimed it and in turn got had a hefty intestinal injury. In the hospital for the initial few minutes he was declared dead.
It took him 3 months for him to recover and get fine. In this process he had been given blood from a large number of donors but later it was found that one of the blood was of a hepatitis B patient. Hepatitis B is a virus that cause liver infection. Amitabh Bachchan had gotten an 75% liver damage.
In the year 2000 he got through this deadly disease too and came out well. Such was his journey! Further he had got complications too!
5. Fanney Khan
This movie starred Anil kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan but wait the injury was then to a crew member. They were shooting in and Aishwarya was supposed to cross the road for a scene.
Arrangements were done and just as the third asst director was crossing the street back, she had earplugs of the walkie talkie stuffed in her ears and didnt hear the sound of the impending motor cycle. It crashed into her but phew!
Luckily she had no major injuries and was saved.
People on screen too are risking their lives with scenes and stunts. Maybe the screen hides that too.