July 1, 2015:Â “Slumdog Millionaire” actor Madhur Mittal; was critically injured after he met with a serious car accident in Mumbai last month. He, who played the role of Dev Patel’s elder brother in the Hollywood film.
According to reports, Madhur was behind the wheel when he was stabbed into a truck near Dahisar, Mumbai. Madhur suffered severe injuries.
Madhur was with his friend, who luckily escaped unhurt. His friends immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was in the ICU for at least 15 days, reports said. Madhur was unconscious for more than a week. He also had to undergo multiple operations to fix his broken jaw, teeth, arm and other parts.
The 28-year-old, Madhur has now been discharged from the hospital.
“God has given me a second life. It was a narrow escape. I want to send out a message to the youth to wear seat belts, come what may. It could have saved me from what I went through. 70% of my face has been damaged but the swelling will eventually reduce. I am not allowed to talk much either. Hopefully, I shall be fine by November, as I need to attend a workshop and a film festival in Mexico,” Madhur told after his recovery.
The actor is known for his performance in Academy Award winner “Slumdog Millionaire”. He also won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the movie.