Empuran delayed? Actor Prithviraj undergoes surgery; out of action for two months
Days after he sustained a ligament tear while shooting a stunt sequence for Malayalam movie Vilayath Buddha, actor Prithviraj Sukumaran on Tuesday (June 27) said experts have advised him to rest and he is on the road to recovery.
Prithviraj was supposed to start his directorial venture, Empuran (sequel of blockbuster Lucifer), but with him away for recuperation, the film, one of the most expected films in Malayalam, will be delayed.
Prithviraj, who will receive physiotherapy for a couple of months, got injured on the film’s set at Marayoor in Idukki district on Sunday afternoon. He was shifted to a private hospital in Kochi where he underwent keyhole surgery on Monday.
The actor posted a health update with fans and followers on his official Instagram account on Tuesday.
“I had an accident while shooting an action sequence on Vilayath Buddha. Fortunately, I’m in the hands of experts who performed keyhole surgery and I’m now recouping. It is rest and physiotherapy ahead for a couple of months,” Prithviraj, 40, said in a statement.
The actor, known for films such as “Ayyappanum Koshiyum”, “Pokkiri Raja”, “Kuruthi”, and “Lucifer”, said he will try his best to use the recovery period constructively.
“I promise to fight through the pain and recover fully and get back into action asap. Thank you to all those who reached out and expressed concern and love,” he added.
The shooting of “Vilayath Buddha”, directed by Jayan Nambiyar and produced by Sandip Senan, has been temporarily halted.
The film is based on a book by G R Indugopan.