Shreyas Talpade reveals he suffered a heart attack due to 100% artery blockage: Clinically I was dead

Shreyas Talpade suffered a heart attack in December 2023 after returning home from the shoot of his upcoming film, Welcome to the Jungle. He was rushed to the hospital by his wife. In an interview, Bobby Deol revealed Shreyas' heart had stopped for 10 minutes before the doctors revived him.

Now, in his first interview after the heart attack and angioplasty, Shreyas recalled the events that unfolded before he passed out. The actor shared, "We were shooting in Mumbai at the SRPF grounds close to Jogeshwari for Ahmed Khan’s Welcome To The Jungle. We were doing army training sequences like swinging on a rope, falling into the water and everything was going smoothly. Suddenly, after the last shot, I felt breathless, and my left hand started paining. I could barely walk to my vanity van and change my clothes. I thought it was a muscle pull since we were shooting action sequences. You don’t think of the worst-case scenario, right? I had never experienced this kind of fatigue."

He added, "As soon as I got into the car, I felt I should head straight to the hospital, but thought I should go home first. My wife, Deepti, saw me in that state and within 10 minutes, we were on our way to the hospital. We were almost there and could see the hospital gate, but the entry was barricaded, and we had to take a U-turn. The very next moment my face went numb, and I passed out. That was a cardiac arrest. My heart had stopped beating for those few minutes. Deepti couldn’t get out of the car from from her side of the door as we were stuck in traffic, so she climbed over me and got to the other side to call for help. A few people came to our rescue and rushed me inside. The doctors did CPR, electrical shock, that’s how they revived me."

Shreyas said he was 'clinically dead'. "Clinically, I was dead. It was a massive cardiac arrest. A wake-up call would be an understatement. This is my second chance at life!," he shared.

Source: Times of India