Adventure junkie Vidyut Jammwal performs his own daredevilry stunts on the bike
We all know that Vidyut Jammwal is a super fit actor who already showcased his action abilities to the world. Not just that, the actor loves riding his bike around as well. The actor shot an action sequence that involved an extensive and challenging journey made on a bike; one that Jammwal insisted on executing himself, despite director Chuck Russell’s reluctance.
The actor says, “When Chuck narrated the sequence to me, I was ecstatic, because it [biking] was another skill I would get to acquire. I knew I had to do it. We went through [an intensive] training before shooting the sequence with the team of Hollywood bike director.”
A major chunk of the sequence required the actor to ride across wetland, a task he deemed challenging. “The dirt bike has more power, and is quicker than regular bikes. We first learnt about the terrain, and then rode the bike through water and river beds. It was strenuous, and particularly risky to ride on wet roads. I had to be careful of the animals around me as well. I took 15 rounds of the terrain before being confident enough to shoot,” says the actor, who delivered the final shot in one take. Jammwal essays the role of a vet who discovers a poaching racket.
Junglee is based on the unique relationship between a man and elephants. The movie is slated to release on April 5th this year.