The unexpected happened . The timing was critical because the eagerly-awaited performance by the two visiting celebrated Bollywood superstars at the second and final leg of Carlton Rugby Super 7 s in Colombo was just hours away.
The atmosphere was tense that sun-bathed afternoon as the challenge at hand seemed indomitable. Ms. Bipasha Basu, one of India s most sought after actresses, who was in town for the grand show that evening, had dislocated her shoulder during rehearsals.
Immediate medical attention was sought and the shoulder was fixed, but the pain was intense. There appeared to be no hope the performance by this pretty young movie star could go ahead, as scheduled. What a big disappointment it would have meant to all her anxious fans as the event sans Basu doing her part was unimaginable.
The crisis that had abruptly emerged was conveyed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by his son Namal, the livewire behind the Carlton Rugby Super 7 s. With just a few more hours left for the performance, there was no time to lose. The grave situation warranted immediate action if the show was to retain its reputation as the talk of the town .
It was at that critical juncture Dr. Eliyantha White, the President s personal physician, was contacted. The President himself asked the accomplished medical practitioner to treat the gorgeous Bollywood superstar and 'somehow get her on stage' to entertain crowds that evening.
Amidst the flurry of activity, White made a beeline to examine Basu and use his expertise to heal her using the alternative system of medicine he practices. Everybody waited with bated breath as the success of the impending musical evening was now in his hands.
'Challenges are nothing new in my career', he smiled. 'I was confident that she would make a full recovery to go ahead with her performance'.