A chartered flight carrying Salman Khan’s friends and family including Arbaaz, Sohail and David Dhawan to Dubai on Thursday for his ‘Being Human’ concert had to be delayed by almost an hour when Sajid Nadiadwala suddenly fell ill.
Apparently, there was alarm and panic on-board. A doctor had to be rushed to the flight. On examining him, the doctor announced that Sajid was not fit to travel and was advised to de-board.
Salman’s flight had to leave without Sajid.
News of the Housefull producer’s sudden illness spread like wildfire in the industry. After repeated attempts to contact him, Sajid finally answered the phone on Friday afternoon.
Sounding pale and weak the producer said, “It was a condition I had been trying to suppress for some time now with antibiotics. Apparently, the antibiotics turned hostile on me and I didn’t even know it. On Thursday, when I was ready to take off for Dubai with Salman, I suddenly had an acute pain in my stomach. I just couldn’t bear it.”
The doctor got him off the flight and suggested a series of complicated tests.
Says Sahid, “Apparently, my white blood-cell count has shot up at an alarming rate. That needs to be checked immediately. Now, I’m completely house-bound and bed-ridden for some time.”
Has this sudden withdrawal from Salman’s entourage miffed the star?
“Not at all!”, protest Sajid. “In fact he was the most concerned and persuaded me to stay back.”