Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will go under the knife for the eighth time in Mumbai's suburban hospital on Tuesday (28 May) after wrapping up the shooting of director Rohit Shetty's "Chennai Express".
It was earlier reported that Shah Rukh, who sustained a shoulder injury during the filming of an intense action sequence in "Chennai Express", had been holding back the much needed surgery due to his hectic schedules and the sixth season of Indian Premier League.
His surgery will reportedly begin in the afternoon at Lilawati Hospital.
According to reports, Shah Rukh was to fly to London after wrapping up the film's shooting, But the actor decided to undergo surgery in Mumbai as the pain intensified.
Confirming the reports of Shah Rukh's surgery, a source close to the actor told The Times of India (TOI), "Shah Rukh is getting admitted today and he will be accompanied by his family members and a handful of friends. His shoulder pain had been worsening but he waited till he was free of all his commitments."
"He may appear on television as someone who is always on his feet - dancing and entertaining everyone. But the truth is, every morning he wakes up with an excruciating pain and is unable to move his shoulders till a massage loosens up the muscles. Despite the debilitating pain, he shot an intense action scene in Hyderabad for the film."
Shah Rukh's shoulder surgery will reportedly be conducted by Dr Sanjay Desai. The actor has also requested the doctor to discharge him soon after the surgery and let him go home. "He hates hospitals and wants to go home as soon as possible," said the source.
During the maiden Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) held in April, Shah Rukh revealed that he might have to undergo a surgery due the injury.
"It is a new injury. The old one is fine but for this one I may have to go for a surgery later. I have to perform so it is a bit of a drag but I will try to avoid the right hand movement during the dance as much as I can," he had said.
Earlier, the actor suffered an injury while shooting for his home production "RA.One" in 2010.
His past injuries included three broken ribs, a twisted ankle, a broken right toe, an injury to his left shoulder, a neck injury, a broken back bone and an injured left knee.
After his recovery, Shah Rukh is set to take off with Farah Khan's next venture titled "Happy New Year".