A few days back, Akshay Kumar penned an open letter (published in HT Café) in support of the stuntmen in the industry. In it, he highlighted that they “should win” awards for their “incredible work”. He also said that they “deserve so much more than a wage packet”. Now, a popular awards event has decided to honour stuntmen starting this year.
Akshay is thrilled that stuntmen are finally getting their due. “They say, it’s never too late. I say, better late than never. I’m so proud that awards functions are finally recognising stuntmen and are helping the world realise their importance.
Watch the behind-the-scenes of the stunt work in Mad Max: Fury Road here
I am glad they are appreciating the hard work they put in for our films,” says Akshay, who also presented this award at the event in mention.
Watch Akshay Kumar perform a stunt here
“It was a great feeling,” he says, adding, “The chance to present such an award came after I expressed my feelings about stuntmen. I have always felt their contribution was going unnoticed and was under-appreciated, but not anymore.”
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