After showing off his horse riding, polo and archery skills in his debut film Mirzya, Harshvardhan Kapoor (above) is now training in makgic burat, a tae kwon do technique, for his role in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi. The actor trained for over two years to master horse riding — first in Delhi and then at a five-week boot camp in Seattle, USA. And now, for his next film, Harshvardhan has started preparing well in advance.
Makgi are tae kwon do blocks that can be used to stop or deflect attacks. These blocks use the hands to engage different parts of the arm. Every block is suitable for a particular kind of attack, and the blocks may be combined with offensive moves for a counter-attack.
A source says, “Harshvarshan is a perfectionist. His dedication and attention to detail impressed his last film’s director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. For his role in Bhavesh Joshi, he is learning different taekwondo blocks called makgic burat for an action sequence. Harsh goes the extra mile for his roles and enjoys the entire process. He has never had any martial art training before, and wanted to train so that the scene looks authentic.”