Salman’s surgery was a success, but his health continues to be a subject of worry. He talks to Mumbai Mirror at 1.30 am on Saturday about his aneurysm, next visit to US for treatment and the future
Sohail and Arbaaz have left and Arpita is on her way to join Salman Khan as he convalesces at a friend’s home in New York after being discharged from hospital. It’s the first time he’s missed being home for both Eid and Ganapati. Though he won’t admit it in as many words, it’s one of the rare times in his life he’s feeling lonely and left out.
“There’s not much to do here but I have to rest at least a week more before I head to London for a few days to chill out before heading to Dublin to shoot for Ek Tha Tiger. Then straight to apni Mumbai, apna Bandra,” said Salman, his spirits suddenly lifting at the thought of being back home soon.
While the operation for the nerve problem has been a success, it’s not as if he’s fit enough to do somersaults right away. “It will take time and management. The medical thing is a little more complicated than we initially assumed. The doctors have detected an aneurysm, so I might have to be back for another procedure around January,” revealed the actor.
Talking about his health, Salman continued, “A successful operation does not mean I will be fit to do just about anything yet. Thoda time lagega. I have to take it slow now. I have to take care of my health.”
A little unhappy with all the attention his US visit drew back home, Salman said, “They made it sound like I was never going to return home. Main vapas aaonga. I will be back soon.”
Meanwhile, the success of Bodyguard in India as well as in the overseas market is surely helping him keep his mind off the physical problems. But Salman is baffled with the way some people seem to be taking potshots at it. “I’ve been hearing that people have said they don’t like it, it’s not that good a film. But it’s doing well and that’s what counts. I can’t understand who these people are.
They seem interested in wishing a film bad luck. I just wish everyone’s film did well because the lives of so many people depend on each film. People keep asking me about Shah Rukh and all I can say is that I pray that Ra.One is an even bigger hit than my film.”
Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan who had a fallout with Salman in 2008, in a recent interview seemed to return the Bodyguard actor’s sentiments. SRK wished Salman speedy recovery and also said that he along with the entire industry will take care of Bodyguard and Salman need not worry about the same.
Probably it is age or his health, but Salman sounded philosophical while talking about his future plans. “I want to concentrate on Being Human now. On December 27, my birthday, we are launching the brand internationally.
The collections can mend lives of many underprivileged kids. That is the kind of work I want to do now. I want to heal people,” said the actor. They made it sound like I was never going to return. Main vapas aaonga