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Salman Khan opens up about his painful disorder


Some years ago, Salman Khan had opened up about him undergoing a treatment for a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. It is a painful disorder which affects the Trigeminal nerve with a sensation from face to brain.

Salman’s next film Tiger Zinda Hai features high octane action sequences. As per the reports in a leading Indian entertainment portal, the actor was asked about whether he still suffers the chronic pain disorder, to this, Salman replied, “No, that’s done. Nothing like that. I heard something like I was ill which was sh** but it is just that I need to be careful.”

Adding further, he said, “So I have to take care that I don’t put a lot of pressure on my head, that means I cannot bend, can’t do headstands, be upside down … why would I want to be upside down, anyway (laughs), so I have no problem with that. But If I have to do a summersault, I can do that because as long as the blood is not flowing into your brain, if there is anything quick, then it is not a problem. But the Trigeminal Neuralgia being cured is like a miracle. That is the most painful thing I have been through in the 7 and half years.”

Meanwhile, speaking about the action scenes involved in the film, the director of Tiger Zinda Hai, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “Salman is a trained rider. He returned from the IIFA awards and took just three days to get familiar with his horse, Wado. A prized Spanish stallion, with a gleaming black mane, the horse was trained to cross hurdles, jump over barricades and ride down hills. We have shot risky and edgy portions on horseback with Salman. Getting Wado to know Salman and vice versa, therefore, was key to ensuring that this portion of the shoot goes off well. We’ve shot for eight days and getting trained, skilled horses actually made this portion of the shoot fairly easy to execute.”

Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger Zinda Hai is scheduled to release on December 22, 2017.