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Madhuri Dixit toughens up for Gulaab Gang

Madhuri Diixit surprised everyone on the sets with her flawless action moves.

Written by Priya Adivarekar | Mumbai |
August 9, 2013 12:16:51 pm

Madhuri Dixit-Nene has decided to go a notch higher in her next film titled Gulaab Gang,where the actress will be seen in an aggressive avatar,complete with weapons and blood on her face.

Gulaab Gang,directed by Soumik Sen,is a work of fiction which involves an all women gang led by Madhuri. The film was shot in different locations at Wai,Navi Mumbai,and Film City in Mumbai. The audience will get to see the dancing diva in a different avatar,as she has done several action sequences in the film. “It’s amazing how Madhuri has done all the stunts by herself. Being a dancer,she had great control over her body. She balanced her legs perfectly when she had to kick someone,and her flexibility was an added advantage,” said Anubhav Sinha,who turns producer with this film.

For the action sequences,Madhuri had to train extensively under the renowned Shaolin master Shifu Kanishka Sharma. To master the stunts,she trained for four hours,every day for three weeks. During the shoot,she finished her action sequences in one or two takes. “Thanks to her background in dance and extensive training before the shoot,Madhuri took very few takes to finish the sequences,” added Sinha.

The team had to shoot a scene in Navi Mumbai,where Madhuri had to jump off a truck,and kick a cast member. Stunt directors Parvez and Firoz had given her all the instructions before the scene. “We were a little worried,as Madhuri had to jump from a truck. We thought that it would not be possible to shoot before sunset as she would need several takes. We were shocked when we saw her performing the entire sequence so effortlessly,and that too in a single take. She climbed the truck on her own,and jumped off without any kind of worry,” stated Sinha.

Gulaab Gang is Madhuri’s return in a full-fledged role since Aaja Nachle in 2007. Slated to release this year,it also has Juhi Chawla,Mahie Gill,and Shilpa Shukla in pivotal roles.

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