The 74-year-old thespian, Amitabh Bachchan was seen wearing a neck brace at his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishna Raj’s funeral, who passed away after critical illness. Writing about it in his blog, Big B explained due to a strained neck caused by stunts he did in his younger days.
Amitabh wrote - "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 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... “
Amitabh said that role of duplicates cannot be denied, as they were real surfers. "Where a double or a duplicate can make the 1960s jump and his face is replaced by the main artist's... 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."
Amitabh Bachchan will soon be seen sharing screen with Aamir Khan for the first time in ‘Thugs Of Hindostan.’