Kangana Ranaut was seriously injured after being accidentally struck by a prop sword on the sets of her new film, Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi.
A Mid-Day report says that the actor was shooting an action sequence in Hyderabad, when she was struck on her forehead. She was immediately taken to a hospital, where she is expected to remain for a week.
A unit hand told the publication, “Kangana was immediately rushed to Apollo hospital nearby, where she was admitted into the ICCU. She got 15 stitches on her forehead and will be under observation in the hospital for a few days. The examining doctor said that it was a close shave for her because the cut was too close to her bone.”
According to producer Kamal Jain, Kangana insisted on shooting the scene herself, and not with the help of stunt doubles. Even though the scene was rehearsed numerous times, something went wrong. “Kangana had to duck when Nihar (Pandya) attacked her, but the timing went wrong and Nihar’s sword hit her forehead instead. It made a deep cut between her eyebrows. The drive to the hospital took a good 30 minutes, but she put up a brave front despite the pain and bleeding. Nihar was apologetic and felt terrible, but Kangana pacified him,” he said.
Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi, is scheduled for release in 2018.