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The promos of Tiger Shroff’s debut film Heropanti are raving about the actor’s heart-in-the-mouth stunts. In fact so palpably realare the stunts that producer Sajid Nadiadwala, not one to take risks when it comes to risky stunts, has decided to make elaborate video-films of all of Tiger’s stunts in the film.
A source close to the project said, “The very first time when Sajid saw Tiger doing his martial arts, Sajid knew it was beyond anything the Indian audiences had ever witnessed. Sajid decided to let Tiger choreograph some of his own stunts. Every action sequence has been videographed, to show a frame-by-frame breakup of the stunts so that the audience doesn’t think the action is staged for the camera.”
These ‘action’ videos would be released one after another closer to the film’s release, much in the same way that song sequences are put out.
The source added, “Tiger has contributed substantially to the action scenes. Though Sajid has offered to put Tiger’s name in the credits along with the stunt directors, Tiger has politely declined the offer. He doesn’t want the action department to feel he has muscled into their territory. The truth is, Tiger could’ve taken the action to an even higher level. But the stunt coordinators made sure that the audience remained convinced about the action scenes. They made sure the stunts looked zabardast and not zabardasti se.”
While Tiger refrained from commenting, his proud mother Ayesha Shroff said, “It took a huge effort to make the action sequences look effortless. Tiger has worked really hard. We’re overwhelmed by all the feedback.”
Sajid Nadiadwala said, “Besides the recorded videos we’ll be taking Tiger to reality and dance shows including Comedy Nights With Kapil where Tiger will perform some of his stunts live. We hope he will convince audiences his stunts are not just too good to be true, but also too honest to be untrue.”