Suniel Shetty | Zayed Khan |
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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.
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!"