Recently, Suniel Shetty and Zayed Khan got almost blown apart by a bomb explosion in Jaipur while shooting for Apoorva Lakhia's Mission Istanbul. The film has unique action scenes under the supervision of action directors, Javed and Eijaz (Ek Ajnabi, Shootout At Lokhandwala).
Apoorva Lakhia says, "We have put up a huge set of a guerrilla camp away from Jaipur City. The scene involved a fight between the Al Qaida and the Northern Alliance where Zayed and Suniel have been captured and kept as prisoners. The scene involved four helicopters, 200 fighters and 20 explosions.
Suniel and Zayed had to run down a slope with a bomb exploding in the background but it exploded too close and they were showered with shrapnel." Adds Zayed Khan, "Mission Istanbul has got to be the biggest and best action film I have worked in till today. I am battered, bruised, and have broken three bones but I still love it. Apoo has a vision for action.
For this particular action sequence Anna (Suniel) and me had to jump away from a rocket-propelled grenade but when the actual explosion happened Suniel and I went flying and there were shrapnel and splinters all over my arm!"