The extended shooting schedule of Ashutosh Gowarikar’s magnum opus, Jodha Akbar has taken a toll on Hrithik Roshan‘s health. He suffered a knee injury while enacting some battle sequences and has been advised bed rest for three months. The actor, who continues to film lest the film’s post-production gets delayed, complained of acute pain recently and moved out of the chalet, which was built for the actor at ND Studios in Karjat.
Hrithik’s spokesperson Ashok Vishodia admits that the actor is in pain. “Hrithik has had a problem with his knees. He has been under treatment for a while. He put up at a hotel in Lonavla this time around.”
Apparently, Hrithik was no too happy with the amenities provided to him at the cottage in ND Studios and eventually, checked into a five-star hotel at Lonavla.
A source close to the actor informs, “The three-hour long journey from his home to the sets at Karjat and back was only adding to his pain. So Hrithik decided to stay at the cottage specially built for him at the ND Studios. Recently, he again complained of acute pain in the knee. That’s when he checked into a five-star hotel at Lonavla for a more comfortable stay.”
When quizzed about it, Nitin Desai denies that Hrithik had any trouble at the chalet and says, “Hrithik has always referred to our cottages as ‘home, away from home’. We are well-equipped and he has had a comfortable stay.”
Hrithik has been shooting for Jodha Akbar for almost a year now. His knee injury has only gone worse because the film’s exhausting sequences didn’t allow him much time to heal his wounds. “Hrithik Roshan had braved a spate of knee injuries during the schedule. He was taking medicines but he didn’t get the much required rest,” says another source.
However, for the next few months, the actor is going to stay put in Mumbai and complete dubbing for the film. He hasn’t signed any new projects yet. His spokesperson says, “He has just completed a song sequence for Jodha Akbar and is back in the city. He might need to go back to Karjat for some patchwork. He is not working on any other films as of now.”