The epic blockbuster Bahubali has gone much beyond the cinema theatres and has now reached the operation theatres, where, doctors claim the film has helped them with a surgery.
Forty-three-year-old Vinaya Kumari, working as a nurse, suffered fits and was later detected with brain tumour. On September 21, she was operated upon, at a Multi-specialty Hospital in Guntur.
As it was important for the patient to remain conscious through the entire procedure, the doctors decided to screen "Bahubali" on a laptop, to keep the patient awake and engaged. With its success, doctors are now referring to the surgery as "Bahubali Brain Surgery".
In July this year, doctors in Bangalore had performed a similar procedure on a musician who was made to play the guiter while undergoing brain surgery. Abhishek Prasad was awake during the four-hour surgery as doctors performed 'radio-frequency ablation' to correct a rare condition.