One of the most interesting things about Gulaab Gang is that mind-blowing action sequences that Madhuri Dixit performs. A look at the trailer (see it below if you haven’t already) leaves you spell bound with her quick reflexes and carefully choreographed movements when she’s lathi-charging the bad guys.
But did you know that Madhuri had to train extensively in martial arts to get her action sequences right?
Madhuri trained with Kanishk Sharma in martial art forms like Shaolin Kung Fu, Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Shaolin Chin-na.
Says the trainer, “Director Soumik Sen had given me a brief to design the stunts in an innovative manner so that they look aesthetic as well as realistic. It couldn’t be as gritty as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, neither could it be as suave as The Matrix. Hence, I had to extensively train her in Shaolin Kung Fu, Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Shaolin Chin-na, all of which are ancient and rare forms of martial arts.”
Adds Sharma, “I was very impressed by Madhuri’s agility and her perfect timing during execution of the stunts. I remember a scene where Madhuri had to twist a man’s arm and kick him hard. I rehearsed it with her for a few hours before the shot and was overwhelmed at how comfortably she pulled it off during the shoot. Madhuri makes all the tiring action look effortless on screen!”
Apart from the martial arts, Kanishk has also extensively trained the film veteran in stick training, Shaolin joint locking, Kali knife, short stick and close combat.
Check out the stunning lady in action in the trailer below.