Ajay Devgn brings horses back in action
The actor, who returns to the genre he had been famous for, will be seen tackling a white stallion and a moving car simultaneously in his next
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 20, 2012)
He has balanced on two bikes, proposed Bipasha Basu from an upside down car and fought dozens of goons with a single stick. And now, Ajay Devgn will bring horses back to action. In an exclusive sneak peek into a 3-minute long promo of Ashwini Dhir’s Son Of Sardaar, Mirror spotted the actor jumping onto a white stallion in a way few actors have dared to do.
On March 30, we told you how Ajay Devgn was gearing up to reinterpret his famous Phool Aur Kaante stunt, this time with a pair of horses. And finally, in the promo that has Devgn’s voice over throughout, we saw him jumping on a moving horse from top of a parked car.
“The sequence was shot in April at the historical Qila Mubarak Fort in Patiala, which is around 250 years old. There’s also a Kali temple in the vicinity that he visited before the gruelling schedule began,” revealed a source close to the project.
Devgn took around three to four days to shoot the particular sequence. “Being action master Veeru Devgn’s son, Ajay understands the technicalities too well. He wanted it to be perfect. And did not give up till the end,” added the source.
And it was four days of really hard work. “We would start at 7 am. And continue shooting for the rest of the day. Before starting to roll the camera, Ajay would rehearse extensively. In fact, for the first hour or so, he would just spend time riding the horse, galloping it. He needed to familiarise himself with the animal’s gait since he had to jump on it in motion,” the source told Mirror.
Interestingly, this mean stunt sequence is engineered by the same man, who introduced Devgn atop two bicycles in Phool Aur Kaante – Jai Singh. “Ajay shares a very good rapport with the action director. They have worked together in many films like Bol Bachchan, Singham and Golmaal 3 in recent times,” said the source.
Singh and his team of action directors remained on their toes throughout the sequence. “Though Ajay is very good with stunts, it was really a dangerous one even for him. The team of action directors would plan everything in advance. Go over the plan with Ajay beforehand and keep really close during the shoot,” the source told us.
And the result of all the hard work was a slick stunt for all to see.