Shivarajkumar to keep off action sequences to recover from a shoulder injury
A shoulder injury suffered during a trip to the USA a couple of months ago has forced Shivarajkumar to take a break from action sequences for some months now. The actor, who got a muscle tear, is set to fly to London, where he will be operated upon on July 10. He will apparently be under the care of the same doctor who had treated actor Shah Rukh Khan and politician SM Krishna. Given this development, Shivarajkumar might not be able to celebrate his birthday (July 12) in Bengaluru.
“The injury was caused during a walk when I slipped and fell on the ice floor. I put the entire weight on my shoulder. But I feel the pain is not much and believe I will recover soon,” says Shivarajkumar.
In spite of the injury, Shivarajkumar ensured that he completed the shooting for P Vasu’s upcoming directorial, tentatively titled Anand. “I couldn’t go back from my commitment, and I made sure the pain didn’t bother me. Going by the rushes of Vasu’s directorial, I felt that the fight sequences have come out better with pain. In fact, the last schedule of the film is taking place in Hyderabad from Thursday, where I have some action blocks to do. Producer Yogi Dwarakish kept telling me that they can wait for me. But after the operation, I should take rest for at least a couple of weeks, and take a break from action for three months. So I decided to complete it before going to London,” says Shivarajkumar.
Meanwhile, the formal launch ceremony of Bhajarangi 2, directed by A Harsha and made under Jayanna Combines, will be held as per schedule on June 20. “I will complete one schedule till July 4 before I leave for London,” says Shivarajkumar.