Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan successfully underwent surgery in Mumbai on Sunday to remove an old blood clot on the brain surface. He is in post operative care right now and has been advised three weeks of rest.
Dr VK Mishra, who was attending to the actor, confirmed that the operation had been successful. "The operation (brain surgery) has been successful. He is fully conscious," he said. He also revealed that the actor had injured himself while performing a stunt scene a couple of months ago but did not take it seriously.
Hrithik, who was originally supposed to leave for Prague on Sunday for a schedule of his film Bang Bang, had been complaining of persistent nagging headaches. His family decided to get an MRI done. The test confirmed a clot behind his lobe. After consultations with doctors, an Indian and a neurosurgeon from abroad operated on him at the Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital. An hole was drilled in his skull and the blood sucked out under local anesthesia.
Apparently the condition is quite common among athletes and boxers.
The 39-year-old was wheeled out of the operation theatre around 3 pm. His parents and wife Sussanne were present throughout the 50-minute neuro-surgery to correct the chronic subdural hematoma condition.
Hrithik's father Rakesh Roshan said on Sunday: "The surgery is over and Hrithik is fine. He should be out of the hospital in the next 48 hours."
Hrithik is out of danger and on way to complete recovery, he said.
Before the surgery, Rakesh Roshan told IANS: "It's a clot between the brain and the skull. So basically it's a clot in the brain. He will undergo the surgery around 2 pm or 2.30 pm. In medical terms, it's called chronic subdural hematoma. Me and my entire family is with him."
Hrithik, who has starred in films like Krrish and Agneepath, also informed everyone about the surgery through his post on Facebook.
On June 27, Hrithik unveiled the first look of his superhero film Krrish 3 on Facebook. The much anticipated sci-fi thriller is set to hit the screens on November 4, a day after Diwali this year.
Apart from that, Hrithik is also associated with Dharma Productions Shuddhi, scheduled to go on floors end-2013, and Fox Star Studios' Bang Bang. "Fox Star Studios joins millions of superstar Hrithik Roshan's fans and well-wishers across the world in wishing him a speedy recovery. Hrithik's health and well-being is the top priority at this moment. As a consequence, the shoot of the upcoming third schedule of Siddharth Anand's Bang Bang has been moved forward. We shall update the dates of the new schedule at an opportune time," said a statement from the banner.
This is not the first time, Hrithik had a surgery. A couple of years ago, he went in for a knee surgery in the US.
(With IANS inputs)