Earlier, the crew had started shooting the film with the working title as Mental, later they re-named the movie as Jai Ho. It is the remake of Tollywood superhit Stalin, which had Mega Star Chiranjeevi and Trisha in the lead roles, and was directed by South ace director AR Murugadoss.
Speaking to Oneindia, Ravi Verma said, "This is a lifetime opportunity for me, and my dream has come true. I am very happy to work with a superstar of Bollywood, Salman Khan. He is very simple and easy going with every single person on the set."
Ravi, who has also worked with Shahid Kapoor in Rambo Rajkumar, will be moving to Sri Lanka in November to complete the next schedule of Jai Ho. He credits his success to Darshan and his movies. He said that he could to take up the project only because of him.
Apart from Kannada and Hindi films, Ravi Verma has also directed fight sequences for various Tamil and Telugu movies. Till now, he has choreographed daredevil action scenes in more than 200 films.
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Ravi Verma Was In A Fix
Ravi Verma said, "I was scheduled to choreograph the stunts for Brindaavana, just then I got a call from Salman's brother Sohail Khan asking if I could work on Jai Ho. I was in a fix as I was committed to work with Darshan."
Darshan Wished Him
Ravi said, "When I told Darshan about the Hindi project, he understood my dilemma. He asked me to go ahead with the project and wished me all the best."
Ravi Verma Got A Break
Ravi Verma was a stunt director for many Darshan films. He got a big break for choreographing fights for Darshan starrer Dharma in 2004.
Ravi Verma In Kannada
Ravi Verma has given many action thrillers like Navagraha, Bachchan, Anna Bond, Ambhari, Gaja and others.
Kranthiveera Sangolli Raayanna
Ravi Verma has the credit of directing fights for a historical movie Kranthiveera Sangolli Raayanna, which is the costliest Kannada film ever made.