By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Saturday, November 11, 2006
While Dhoom 2 is being talked about for Hrithik's flamboyant dare-devilry, not too many people know that Abhishek too has performed heart-in-the-mouth stunts for the same film.
Though Abhishek being Abhishek (hence, a replica of his dad when it comes to keeping mum about his achievements) is loath to talk about it the fact is Abhishek has been doing his own action sequences in his films like Rohit Shetty's Zameen and the first Dhoom film without letting his anxious parents from knowing what he has been up to.
And now for Apoorva Lakhia's much talked-about gritty real-life cops flick Shoot-out At Lokhandwala, Abhishek has spent the last four days from Oct 27-30 performing heart-stopping action scenes.
In Shoot-out At Lokhandwala Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan don't share a single frame. Reveals the excited director, "It was fantastic! I've just shot the most amazing action sequence with Abhishek for four days. As usual it was a blast for me and the crew. It always is. I made my debut with Junior (Abhishek) in Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost. I can't dream of making a film without Junior and his Dad, preferably both, but Junior for sure. Luckily I got Abhishek to make a guest appearance at the end of Ek Ajnabee (which starred the Big B). And now both make significant appearances in my Shoot-out ....In fact after shooting with Abhishek , I've gone straight into shooting with 'God' (the big B) for the next three days. I think that's historic."
Abhishek in fact, insisted on performing the long street chase. Reveals Apoorva, "His character triggers off the whole plot. We took four days to shoot the prelude because Junior insisted on doing the entire action sequence."
As for the Senior Bachchan, "He's in the film throughout. Both of them play cops. ....Though they're unrelated." Quite a change from the senior and junior Bachchan's last appearances together in Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar and Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna where they played father and son, and Bunty Aur Babli where they shared substantial screen space. In Shoot-out At Lokhandwala they don't share a single frame.
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