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Vishnu Unnikrishnan suffers burns during Vedikettu shoot, advised 5 days rest: NM Badushah shares update

The actor was shooting for his directorial debut when his hand caught fire on Wednesday

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 05.20 AM, Jun 02, 2022

Vishnu Unnikrishnan suffers burns during Vedikettu shoot, advised 5 days rest: NM Badushah shares update
Vishnu Unnikrishnan

Malayalam actor Vishnu Unnikrishnan suffered burns during the filming of his directorial debut Vedukettu on Wednesday. The Kattapanayile Rithwik Roshan was immediately rushed to the hospital in Kochi after the incident.

While there were reports that he had suffered a grievous injury and will require plastic surgery, the film’s producer NM Badushah shared an update about Vishnu’s current health condition through his social media page on Thursday.

Badushah, who is producing Vedikettu that is co-scripted and co-directed by Vishnu and Bibin George, said that the actor had suffered burns from the oil used to light lamps on the sets. “Following that he was immediately taken to the hospital and given medical aid,” he wrote. As these were minor burns, doctors have advised him five days of rest for the injuries to heal.

“Apart from him having to remain at the hospital, the injury is currently not serious,” wrote the producer, adding that the shoot of the movie will resume after Vishnu joins the sets in five days.

Vedikettu, which has Vishnu, Bibin and Aishwarya Anilkumar in the lead roles, is an all-out entertainer that also features about 200 new faces. The movie, which has Jakes Bejoy as its composer, is shot by Ratheesh Ram. The shoot of the movie began in April and the makers had released a black and white ‘festive’ poster of the film a week ago.

Vishnu and Bibin had previously written the scripts for hits such as Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Amar Akbar Antony and Dulquer Salmaan’s Oru Yamandam Premakatha. Vishnu, who was previously seen in Rendu that is currently streaming in Amazon Prime Video, has Red River, Sabash Chandra Bose and Indrajith Sukumaran’s Anuradha Crime No. 59/2019 gearing up for release. He is also part of Kuri, in which he will be seen playing a police officer.