Sriimurali sustained an injury in his left knee during the making of Bagheera
Actor Sriimurali recently underwent a complicated ACL surgery in his left knee, following an injury he sustained during the making of Bagheera. We now hear that the Roaring Star has been discharged from the hospital and has already begun his recovery phase.
Sriimurali's post-surgery pictures from the hospital have now gone viral on the internet. The actor can be seen interacting with the hospital staff ahead of his discharge and these glimpses reveal that he is in good spirits.
Fans and well-wishers took to social media to wish for a speedy recovery to Sriimurali. Reports suggest that he will need about three months' rest to recuperate from the surgery. The doctors have described the surgery to be complicated but the Madhagaja actor saw it through nevertheless without much hassle.
Sriimurali was shooting for an intense action sequence for Bagheera at Bengaluru's Sri Rockline Studios, during which he tore the ligament in his left knee. Not very long ago, the 41-year-old actor had sustained an almost-exact injury in his left knee while performing a risky stunt sequence on the sets of Madhagaja. Similarly, Sriimurali was forced to take a three-week long break to recover which further delayed the release of the film.
With the actor now advised to take rest for close to three months, one could expect the making of Bagheera and its eventual theatrical release, too, to get affected. A Hombale Films production, Bagheera is slated to release in 2023.
Bagheera is being directed by Dr. Suri of Lucky fame (starring Rocking Star Yash and Ramya) with Prashanth Neel penning the story of the film. Neel made his directorial debut back in 2014 with Ugramm, which starred Srimurali in the lead.
Although unconfirmed, the makers of Bagheera are said to be done with close to 60% of the shoot and seemed well on course to wrap up production at the earliest. The film also stars Rukmini Vasanth in her maiden collaboration with both Sriimurali and Hombale Films. More updates to follow.