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Ganesh's chilling moment

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Golden Star Ganesh has come a long way from doing soft romantic comedies to out-and-out action films. In the forthcoming Circus, shot mostly on a running train, Ganesh has bravely performed dangerous action sequences. For one scene, he had to hang underneath a moving train inside a150 metre tunnel. In another action scene, Ganesh had to jump from one compartment to another while the train was moving at 40 kmph. "This is another chilling moment when I was holding my breath," he said.

The stunts, directed by stunt master Ravi Varma, were filmed on the Gandhada Gudi Express that traveled in a restricted area for the film. The producers had to rent the train and the route for the train had been prescribed by the Southern Railway Department. Interestingly, Chandru, who acts as one of the supporting cast, is a Railway employee. Director-producer Daayal has spent 60 lakhs for the 20 day shoot, of which 18 lakh has gone to the Railways as caution deposit.

Circus is director Daayal's pet project and he had written its story a decade ago. It was only when he met Ganesh during the shooting of another film that they seriously discussed and thought of making it.

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