Revealed! The real reason behind Amitabh Bachchan’s painful neck injury

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was spotted wearing a neck brace recently and he says it’s due to a strained neck caused by stunts he did in his younger days. The 74-year-old thespian was photographed wearing a neck brace while he attended his daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s father’s funeral on March 18. With many people worrying about his health, Amitabh clarified on his blog, “Many have, yes, seen the picture with the neck brace and have expressed either exclamation or remedy, or surprise. It’s factual and it’s on my neck, because the neck is strained. These are recurrences of old action and stunt injuries right from the time of Don and several other films that came after that have involved my physical movements for action deeds going horribly wrong.”

The veteran actor added, “The cervical has undergone so many damage inflicting stunts that several vertebrae are damaged, out of position, infected with trauma, and several other complicated medical terminology which I just cannot understand. Resulting in any act or movement or subjection to an awkward resting position, those vertebrae move about again out of position, making it impossible for me to sit stand sleep rest in any position whatsoever.” ALSO READ – Revealed! Amitabh Bachchan will play Aamir Khan’s father in Thugs of Hindostan

Amitabh even added that there were no safety devices during their times, when he said, “It was raw it was real and it was injury-centric. We jumped from heights without protection, without soft landing gear, without harnesses that most actors deploy now and without face replacement.”

The Piku star calls face replacement a wonderful technological invention. “Where a double or a duplicate can make the 1960s jump and his face is replaced by the main artist’s face. So, on screen it looks as if the hero did it. Difficult bike sequences, which involve dangerous riding skills are never with the leading man. They are done with duplicates and the face replaced with that of the leading man,” added Amitabh.Amitabh says special effects and VFX has made an actor’s life and work easy. ALSO READ – Sarkar 3 Angry mix song: Amitabh Bachchan, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam give the famous Govinda Govinda tune a whole different vibe

Amitabh says special effects and VFX has made an actor’s life and work easy. As he mentioned, “VFX is expensive stuff. Replication of every action of the actor can be pre-captured and through replacement made to look real… You need never go to Mt Everest, but you could be put there on top.”