Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan, who recently underwent a surgery in Pittsburgh, US, to treat a nerve problem, is expected to resume shooting for “Ek Tha Tiger” from Sep 10 in Dublin. “Salman has to get a check-up done in three months to decide if he needs to get a second procedure done. He should commence shooting for Yash Raj soon in Dublin,” Atul Agnihotri, his brother-in-law and the producer of his blockbuster “Bodyguard” said, adding, “Salman has a trigeminal neuralgia with an AV malformation. He also has another rare complication. He has been treated in the US. The procedure took seven hours and it is successful.”
“Ek Tha Tiger” is a Yash Raj Films (YRF) production venture and Kabir Khan will direct it. Sources at YRF confirm that the shooting resumes on Sep 10, which incidentally is the date when Salman’s last Eid release “Dabangg” had come out.
The crew, including Katrina Kaif (who, as reported, has set aside all other projects), has been keeping itself on hold monitoring Salman’s post-surgery recuperation. Now they can heave a sigh of relief as Salman is well on the way to recovery.
“After the seven-hour surgery, the doctors had prescribed a strict regime for Salman to follow. But he has defied the rules, as usual. He’s filled with mauj-masti in the US. Salman has been calling up his brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri for the box office figures of ‘Bodyguard’. Though the doctors have predicted the possibility of a second surgery three months from now, Salman has healed with amazing dexterity, leaving even his surgeons flummoxed,” said a source.
About Salman not paying attention to doctors’ orders, Agnihotri said: “He is en route to recovery, defying post-operation instructions. That’s Salman for you.”