Ram Gopal Varma’s Department seems to be turning out into a jinx to the Bachchans. First it was the junior Bachchan to be injured while shooting an action scene and now it is the turn of the senior.
The accidents come at a time when a third generation child is due in the Bachchan family. Though we wish these unpleasant incidents should not have any spell over the yet-to-be-born Bachchan, the senior Bachchan wrote in his bolg as to how he felt as a parent when Abhishek was injured and recalled how his parents must have felt when he was injured while shooting Coolie in Bangalore.
Maybe, by now he got used to the injuries. When his injury became top news of the day, wrote back: “So … before all else let me clarify and inform that all is well with me .. yes I did have an incident on the set today while shooting a mild action sequence .. got hit either by an elbow or the butt of the security carrying a carbine in the shot … and its ruptured internally the flesh cover over the rib .. its mild .. its a bit painful when I breathe, but shown it to the doctor and he says its mild and shall repair on its own, because its internal ..”
“I did in the course of my conversation on the twitter put it out as part of my daily activity, but the media took it as news worthy - which they generally do even when you sneeze - and that has caused some concern among well wishers and friends who have been calling up frantically …
It shall take some time to heal .. I am moving about and shall be at work tomorrow .. relax !!,” he said. We are all living in an ‘instant’ world .. instant news, on instant matters, instant reactions from those concerned, if you are lucky a discussion on prime time, a poll on the mobile to gauge the mood of the public and to make for the funding of the programme from the mobile carrier and then … on to the next disaster or story or discussion, ‘instantly’ … The first lost and forgotten, was how he put the matter to an end..