Tear in the knee no big deal for BipashaAugust 24th, 2008 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Bollywood star Bipasha Basu got a tear in the knee while rehearsing her dance steps in Bangkok, but the actress says it’s no big deal. She even brought her physiotherapist to the sets in Mumbai so that she didn’t have to inconvenience anyone with her problem.”I didn’t even know it was a tear. There was a lot of pain in Bangkok and I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was a problem related to my flat feet. But after I returned to Mumbai and finished with John’s (Abraham) brother’s wedding reception I got an MRI done. It showed a tear.
“It’s a very common occurrence in the legs of active people like dancers and athletes. That tear just stays. There’s no cure for it. If you lead a routine life it doesn’t bother you at all. Otherwise there’s arthroscopy. But my orthopaedic surgeons have not advised it. I can walk, work out, dance, do everything.”
In Mumbai, she brought her physiotherapist to the sets.
“I didn’t want to inconvenience anyone during the shooting. So as a precautionary measure I kept a therapist around because during a dance movement there was some swelling. None of the dance steps changed. Dancing is a routine activity so the therapist was just a precautionary measure.”
Bipasha said injuries were just part of her job and that the biggest actor had suffered some time or the other.
“It’s part of our job. It’s no big deal. You just have to understand your body and be careful. Four years back I ran with the wrong shoes. It caused a knee problem. I immediately corrected that. I believe in long-term health and when I work out I listen to my body. If any part of my body gives me any pain I stop immediately. And no trainer can push me,” she quipped.
The actress was seen pushing co-star Saif Ali Khan off a building in “Race” and now she pushes Neil Nitin Mukesh off the ninth floor in Bangkok for a sequence in forthcoming film “Freeze”. So has she become an expert in pushing people off skyscrapers?
” ‘Race’ was a hit. And if ‘Freeze’ turns out a success they’ll think my pushing heroes off buildings is lucky for a film. Everyone will start writing in a ‘heroine-pushes-hero’ scene into all my scripts. I’m becoming a hero-pusher,” she chuckled.