Actress Madhuri Dixit’s trainer Kanishka Sharma, who has choreographed her stunts in ‘Gulaab Gang’, is all praise for the Bollywood icon saying she made some tiring action sequences look effortless on screen.
“I remember a scene where Madhuri had to twist a man’s arm and kick him hard. I rehearsed with her for a few hours before the shot, but was a little apprehensive. Later, I was shocked at how comfortably she pulled it off. She makes all my otherwise tiring action look effortless on screen,” Kanishka said.
The brief given to Kanishka by director Soumik Sen was to design the stunts in a manner that they look both aesthetic as well as realistic. “It couldn’t be as gritty as ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ neither could it be as suave as the Matrix,” he said. Madhuri trained in rare martial art forms for the action scenes.
“I extensively trained Madhuri for a month in Shaolin Kung Fu, besides stick training, Shaolin joint locking, Kali knife, short stick and of course, close combat,” he added.
‘Gulaab Gang’, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in the lead, is produced by Anubhav Sinha. The film releases on March 7.