Vishnu hurt in cricket match, to undergo surgery
PGV [ Fri, Feb 17, 2012 ]
Actor Vishnu playing for the Chennai team in the Celebrity Cricket League tournament was badly hurt while batting in the final match in Chennai.
He stated on his micro-blogging page that he had a major fracture. 'Don't know whether to feel sad about getting hit or happy about winning. But we won and that's more important.'
He added that he would have to undergo surgery and require six weeks to recuperate.
Vishnu plays the lead in 'Neer Paravaigal' directed by Seenuramasamy and produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Seenu is upset and fuming. He will have to wait for Vishnu to recover before restarting the shooting.
The project has already been delayed due to the on-going tussle between the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) over the wage hike issue.
Even if the dispute is settled any time now, Seenu has to wait longer to resume the work because Vishnu will be out of action for six weeks.
He has urged the various film bodies to initiate measures to safeguard actors participating in games, especially cricket. He has expressed reservations about actors playing cricket with the real hard ball. Actors are mainly responsible for film production and so they should be more circumspect, he says.