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Only Akshay Kumar could have pulled off this stunt! While shooting for Singh Is Kinng on the Gold Coast in Australia, superstar Akshay Kumar climbed up and down the 78 floors building where the team was put up despite the rigorous shooting schedule.
And this was no ordinary building. It was, in fact, Q1 (meaning Queensland Number One), which is the tallest residential tower in the world. At 322.5 meters (1,058 feet including spire) and with a roof height of 275 meters (902 ft), it has 78 storeys.
Akshay's 156-storey hike was so motivational for the unit that actress Neha Dhupia took up the challenge and followed in his footsteps (literally!)
When asked to confirm the news, she laughs, "Yes, it's true! When Akshay started, I knew I had to do as well! It was a mind over matter situation for me. And since Singh Is Kinng is about positive attitude, I gave it a shot and was extremely impressed with myself. I did it in less than 30 minutes without cheating!" She adds, "After the hike, I was dead to the world though. I'd return to my room and crash!"
Shortly after Neha, it became a practice for some of the other unit members to climb up and down as well. Neha smiles, "Everyone was like, if a girl can do it, why can't we?!"
Looks like this is only a sampler of the action which this keenly anticipated film is likely to bring our way!