After numerous accounts of Commando’s lead star Vidyut Jammwal performing stunts in the film (sans harnesses, cables, and stunt doubles), the PR machinery behind Mohit Suri’s Aashique-2 sent us a mail saying that Aditya Roy Kapoor is in the stunt business too. He apparently performs several risky stunts in Aashique-2, including shooting while on a railing of a twenty-first floor balcony without a safety harness.
The press note goes on to say that while shooting in Cape Town, at a temperature of two degrees, a rain sequence required the actor to sit shirtless at the edge of a railing on the topmost floor of a building. The production team suggested using a stunt double, but Aditya refused, and was keen on shooting for it himself.
Well… it’s not quite akin to studying martial arts for years, training in a Russian special forces compound, or flipping over a speeding car that’s heading straight for you. Credit given where credit is due I guess, but seems a little convenient that this snippet is just now circulating as Aashique-2 prepares to release on the heels of Commando.
Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini