This chase sequence from Dishoom could be Bollywood’s most expensive stunt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2016 14:59 IST
What does it take to put in place Bollywood’s most expensive chase sequence? A helicopter, a Royal Air Force pilot, mid-air stunts... John Abraham and Varun Dhawan refused to use body doubles for the sequence.

Guess what does it take to put in place Bollywood’s most expensive chase sequence? A helicopter, a Royal Air Force pilot, mid-air stunts, two daring hunks in John Abraham and Varun Dhawan who refuse to use body doubles to make the shot look realistic, and a whopping Rs 3 crore for a 12-minute chase sequence!

John Abraham boards the chopper.

John and Varun all set for the helicopter sequence in Dishoom.

Director Rohit Dhawan released videos and pictures of shooting a 12-minute chase sequence from his upcoming film Dishoom on Thursday, and it has already raised expectations from the film sky high.

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John gearing up for the chase sequence in Dishoom.

Varun Dhawan gets ready for the helicopter sequence.

Filmed in Abu Dhabi, the crew took four days to complete the shoot which involved both John and Varun who refused shooting with body doubles to make the sequence look realistic. According to John, Varun had never boarded a helicopter before the shoot.

Jacqueline checks out the shots during helicopter sequence for Dishoom in ABu Dhabi.

Talking about his experience during the shoot, Varun says, “That was scary. There is no preparation you can do for a chopper sequence.” He added, “Dishoom is my very first action film and I am delighted to be a part of the most expensive action sequence. It was very tough but I thoroughly enjoyed myself shooting for it.”

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Watch Varun Dhawan and John Abraham shooting the sequence

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala not only roped in expert stunt choreographers but also personally looked into the safety and protection of both his lead actors. He made sure to have safety equipments on standby as a precautionary measure.

John and Varun on the Abu Dhabi sets of Dishoom.

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Varun goes behind the camera.

Dishoom is directed by Rohit Dhawan and will hit the screens on July 29.

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