Hrithik suffers burn injuries while shooting for ‘Agneepath’

Updated: Apr 25, 2011, 20:13 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan suffered minor burns while shooting for a scene in his forthcoming ‘Agneepath’. His co-star Priyanka Chopra too had to dodge the flames though escaping unscathed but her lehenga caught fire and had to be changed.

It was an aarti scene for the film when a diya fell off the thali which Hrithik was holding. Hot oils of the diya burnt Hrithik’s hand.

Speaking to a daily, a source said, "Hrithik was shooting the Ganapati puja scene. He was holding a big thali with several lit diyas (lamps) and doing the aarti. During one rotation, one diya toppled over, spilling hot oil on his hand, scalding it.

“No one was any wiser for it until Duggu rushed to apply ice on the affected area. When the crew understood, the shoot was immediately stopped. It wasn`t a serious injury but Hrithik was in pain. He resumed shooting as soon as his pain subsided. He then joked about his injuries being lucky charms for his films”, the source further added.

Incidentally, this is the second time that an accident happened on the sets of ‘Agneepath’. Hrithik hurt his hand while breaking a coconut in an earlier scene. But the actor maintains that accidents have proved lucky for him in the past.