Recently, Akshay Kumar, along with Karan Johar, helped two stuntmen who injured themselves while they were rehearsing for the launch of one of the songs from his upcoming film Good Newwz.
According to HT, Bittoo and Hari Singh Injured themselves while rehearsing for the song launch of 'Chandigharh Mein' and the actor with the help of Karan Johar arranged for an ambulance for them.View this post on Instagram
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Akshay Kumar wasn't present at the time of the mishap but he made sure that both the stuntmen reach Mumbai on time and get the required treatment. Bittoo and Hari Singh work with senior director Sham Kaushal.
Sham Kaushal said, “I sent three members of my team for the rehearsal. It was important to check if the wire work was smooth and performing the stunt was a safe proposition. As part of the stunt, Bittoo and Hari Singh were attached to the winch machine and were performing [stunts mid-air]. But during the second round of rehearsals, the machine collapsed due to a technical malfunction and the boys had a freefall from a height of nearly 10-12 feet.”
He also added, “Akshay paaji was at a shoot in Hyderabad, but was keeping a constant check on the boys. On Friday, he and Karan's team arranged for an air ambulance so that Bittoo could be flown down to Mumbai. Now, he has been advised two months of bed rest."
Akshay Kumar had earlier launched a stuntmen insurance scheme in 2017. The policy covers the cost of accidental or injury treatment for a stuntman up to Rs 6,00,000 in 4000 hospitals through a cashless system. Also, in case of death, around Rs 10 lakh will be given to the nominee chosen by the stuntman.
On the work front, Akshay Kumar will be seen with Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in his next film Good Newwz which is set to release on December 27.