Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar recently proved to be daredevils. The boys who play the lead roles in Abhishek Kapoor’s next film, Kai Po Che, jumped off a 60-foot fort straight into the sea. Apparently, it was a shot that wasn’t initially part of the film.
Manish Hariprasad, creative director, studios, Disney UTV says, “The jump was never planned. But when Abhishek reached the Diu Fort, he was mesmerised by the sea that was visible from there. He came up with the idea of getting the actors to jump off it and into the water. So we made arrangements to shoot the scene the very next day.”
The boys performed the stunt without any equipment and the scene was supervised by action director Parvez Sheikh. Ask him about this and he says, “Abhishek wanted the sequence to look very real, so using body doubles was out of the question. There was tremendous risk involved. We had to wait for the high tide as there were boulders around the fort and doing this stunt while the tide was out was too dangerous and could have been life-threatening.”
Parvez points out that the boys were made to go through the drill to make sure that they knew their exact landing position and from where they would have to take the jump. Parvez adds, “The scene has turned out to be visually spectacular.”