We all know that Vidyut Jammwal is a super fit actor who already showcased his action abilities to the world. Not just that, the actor loves riding his bike around as well. While shooting for his upcoming film Junglee, when the actor learned that there is an action sequence on a bike, he was quite gung-ho about it and insisted that he do it himself.
Though the director Chuck Russell and the team were a bit hesitant about the same, Vidyut insisted that only after training and rehearsing the scene under supervision, he would perform the stunts. The team made sure that he was performing the stunt under the supervision and only after doing a couple of rehearsals, the actor delivered his shot in one take.
Sharing his experience on performing the stunt he says, “When Chuck narrated the sequence to me, I was ecstatic, because it [biking] was another skill I would get to acquire. I knew I had to do it. We went through [an intensive] training before shooting the sequence with the team of Hollywood bike director.”
“The dirt bike has more power, and is quicker than regular bikes. We first learnt about the terrain, and then rode the bike through water and river beds. It was strenuous, and particularly risky to ride on wet roads. I had to be careful of the animals around me as well. I took 15 rounds of the terrain before being confident enough to shoot,” says the actor, who delivered the final shot in one take.
A source present on the sets said. “We had multiple biking stunts in the film. The most challenging were the ones shot in the forest. Rain in the sequence added to the difficulty but it was inspiring to see Vidyut pull off the scenes with such ease. Mud bikes are fun to ride but can be equally dangerous. Hence team of best bike directors were always on the sets. It was made sure that Vidyut is prepared to handle any challenge that may come his way.”