Hrithik Roshan (Reuters)
Hrithik Roshan (Reuters)

Bollywood Heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, who is recovering from a brain surgery, said that he cannot afford to take sick leave.

"Yes, I can't afford to take sick leave. This, of course, throws a lot of lives - lives of people very dear to me - completely out of track. But I cannot worry, that solves nothing. I have to focus on what can be. All I have to do is take a decision...I decide that I have the power to turn a curse into a boon, as I have done in the past. I will make up for this in the most wonderful way imaginable for all the people concerned," the "Krrish 3" star told Times of India after being discharged from hospital.

The 39-year-old actor was admitted to Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, last week to remove a clot between the brain membrane and skull. He posted a photograph gesturing "okay" on Facebook and Twitter three days after the surgery.

Hrithik underwent the surgery after he was diagnosed with chronic Subdural Hematoma, a serious condition caused by head injury. The actor sustained an injury during the shooting of an action sequence for his upcoming film, "Bang Bang" which also stars Katrina Kaif.

When asked if he would perform stunts in the future, Hrithik said, "I will, of course, be most careful. (Laughs) Do not worry. That I promise. But I will always be a slave (again a very careful one) to my vision. If I can dream it, I will make it happen (in the most careful way again). Is everyone happy? (Laughs)."

After recovering from the surgery, Hrithik will resume the shooting of "Bang Bang".