Salman Khan is elated. His Eid release, Bodyguard, is breaking box-office records while he has just stepped out of a successful surgery in the US. “It was expected to be a half-hour operation, but stretched to almost eight hours. The doctors are saying it went off well,” says the upbeat actor from new jersey.
He flew out last Tuesday to treat the nerve disorder, Trigeminal Neuralgia, that he had suffering from for seven years. The surgery involved the use of coil to remove the blockages. “The pain is still there. It could take between six months to three years to go away,” says Salman, adding, “I was supposed to undergo two surgeries, but the doctors want to see how I respond to this one before they decide on the next. I’ll have to come back after four months before I leave for Cuba for the shoot of Ek Tha Tiger.”