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Funny how actors say they’re training in martial arts: Vidyut Jamwal

The actor says it’s not possible to master any form of martial arts in a short time span, and actors claiming to learn it for their films just manage to get the style right.

bollywood Updated: Apr 08, 2016 15:33 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Vidyut Jamwal

Actor Vidyut Jamwal says he has been learning mixed martial arts for the last 30 years.(Hindustan Times)

It’s common for actors to learn the skill and technique of a martial art form to do justice to their action-packed role in a film. Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha also recently spoke about their practice sessions to prepare for their respective projects.

While actor Vidyut Jamwal appreciates others’ effort, he says it’s not possible to learn the specialised fighting style in that brief a time.

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“I’ve been training in martial arts for 30 years now. It’s funny when actors say that they are learning the fighting style for their film. I think, in that much time, they can just get a hold of the basic style which works for cinema,” says Jamwal, who believes it’s important for all actors to be passionate about something besides acting. “It can be anything and not necessarily action. I feel this helps you discipline yourself and evolve as an actor,” he says.

Ask him about his schedule, and Jamwal says he tries not to miss training even for a day.

Ask him about his schedule, and Jamwal says he tries not to miss training even for a day. “Training has become a part of my life. I start my day at 4.30am with training, and then at 7.30am, I start shooting for my film. I guess, because I am used to it, it’s not difficult for me anymore,” says the actor, who is working on the sequel of his 2013 film, Commando. “It is a great feeling to be able to work on this film. Since it’s a sequel, people are expecting it to be bigger,” he concludes.