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Kamal Haasan to undergo surgery

November 21, 2019 | 13:54 IST | CineBuzz |

Actor-Politician Kamal Haasan will be undergoing surgery on Friday at a private hospital.

“In July 2016, Dr Kamal Haasan had an unfortunate accident resulting in a compound fracture in his right leg for which he had to undergo a surgical procedure during which an implant was placed. Due to his very busy schedule in political and film commitments, there had been a postponement in the removal of the implant. However, now upon his doctors’ advice, Dr Kamal Haasan will be getting admitted in the hospital for the surgical procedure on 22nd November 2019 to remove the implant. Furthermore, he has been compelled to take a break for the next few weeks to physically recoup,” read the official statement, which was issued by Dr R Mahendran, Vice President of Makkal Needhi Maiam.

The injury happened while the actor was shooting for Sabhash Naidu which is a spin-off of his character Balram Naidu from Dasavatharam.

Director TK Rajeev Kumar was set to direct the comedy-thriller. However, just days into the shooting, he fell ill and had to be hospitalised. Following which, Kamal decided to take the responsibility of directing the film. During a scheduled break, Kamal suffered a leg fracture, which forced him to shelve the project for good.