6 Actors Who Almost Died Filming 2013's Biggest Movies
5. John Abraham Is Shot By Wadala Co-Star During Filming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEiDyGzSZCA Again the name is riddled with badly-timed irony, but this incident is even more serious than the first. John Abraham, a Bollywood actor, was nearly killed on set after being shot by his co-star. What a great way to build a working relationship. The incident happened while on set filming a shooting scene between co-star Anil Kapoor and John Abraham. Kapoor was originally meant to shoot a blank bullet at Abraham from a distance of 15 feet. However, reports suggested the bullet was fired from just one-and-a-half metres away. This occurred because the team who were in charge of making sure the gunfire scene went off okay made a monumental cock-up. Nobody informed either person that the shot was being fired far too close, ergo it went ahead and nearly killed the actor. Being fired so close meant the shot that burst into flames saw Abraham suffering far more intensity than he would have done if the shot was taken further away. It was only thanks to bad aim that the shot only hit the side of Abraham's neck and didn't hit the middle or it could well have been fatal. Nevertheless, the momentum floored the Bollywood actor initially who later said 'Everything happened in the heat of the moment. Nobody expected the intensity and the velocity of those blank bullets. I should have checked the gun.' Truly terrifying, and miraculous he's still alive. The scene was never retaken, and it's believed they used the footage showing Abraham nearly dying from the shot. A tender moment.
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