Hrithik replaces Salman, now knee-deep in pain
Monday, February 25, 2013 15:54 IST
Hrithik Roshan shot for a soft drink ad in Bali despite a severe ache in his leg

They say no pain, no gain. Suppressing an excruciating pain in his knee, Hrithik Roshan recently shot for an ad campaign in Bali, that involved sky diving.

Sources say that the actor was overseas to shoot for a soft drink ad. And unfortunately, a chronic pain in his knee returned during that time.

A source says, `Hrithik, who has just become the brand ambassador of the soft drink that was previously endorsed by Salman Khan, was in Bali earlier this month. The pain made it difficult for him to shoot the ad. Considering the deadline and the fact that they were racing against time, Hrithik shot the ad with painkillers.`

Apparently Hrithik was required to do some daredevil stunts for the commercial. The source states, `In one of the sequences he had to sky dive from a helicopter. He had to fold his knees for the scene. Hrithik experienced so much pain that he could not shoot and a break was announced.`

However, the actor didn't want to delay the shoot as he was scheduled to return to Mumbai to oversee the editing of his upcoming sequel directed by his father.

The source adds, `After a three-hour break, Hrithik decided to go ahead with the shoot. He completed the schedule but his pain was visible.`

Hrithik however chooses to downplay the incident and says, `Not true. Was a tough shoot but I was okay.`

Look whose back in the stage circuit!

After a six-year hiatus from stage shows, Hrithik Roshan has received multiple offers to dance at award galas

Apart from being a fine actor, Hrithik Roshan is unarguably one of the best dancers Bollywood has. And it was a shame that the actor stayed away from dancing at stage shows over six years.

However, his recent act at an awards gala has brought as many as seven similar offers within five days. And sources say that Hrithik is quite excited about it and will be seen doing not one but at least two stage shows this year.

A source close to him says, `Hrithik recently performed at an awards night which was telecast last Sunday. And ever since then, he has been flooded with offers to do stage shows again. The actor had last done a stage show during the release of Jodhaa Akbar.`

Apparently his knee injury prevented Hrithik from dancing at shows. Now that he is gearing up for a Diwali release of his home production, he will take some time out in summer to do an overseas tour.

The source adds, `He is known to be an excellent dancer and has been overwhelmed by the feedback to his recent performance.`
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