An Open Relationship

Published On: 2015-02-01

Author: Rajeev Masand

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An Open Relationship


Source: Open Magazine 

Date: July 14, 2013 


When Hrithik Roshan was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai for surgery to remove a brain clot last weekend, his family reportedly wrestled with the decision to confirm the news to his fans and the media. Tabloids had already got wind of the fact that the actor was unwell; an outdoor shooting schedule of Bang Bang was cancelled literally hours before the unit was meant to take off. And before Chinese whispers could lead to panic, the actor and his folks decided it was only fair to reassure his fans that he was going to be alright. Just hours before going into surgery on Sunday, Hrithik posted a cheery message on his Facebook page: 


‘Minor brain surgery to remove blood clot (chronic subdural haematoma). Should be rock n rolling by evening! U guys have a great day too! Supersonic!!’ Later the same evening, his father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, and his doctor addressed newspersons outside the hospital and confirmed that the surgery had been performed successfully.


In these times when film stars have become particularly cagey about revealing or confirming sensitive personal information, the industry is lauding the Roshans for their decision to share rather than hide and as a result eliminate any scope for exaggeration or an invasion of their privacy by pesky journos. 


The blood clot, likely to have been caused by a diving scene that the actor performed repeatedly from a 30-feet height into Thai waters while filming Bang Bang some weeks ago, has been cured, the hospital has revealed. Hrithik has been advised rest for four weeks, after which he can jump right back to the film.