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Bollywood stunt guru to open stunt academy

entertainment Updated: Aug 03, 2010 14:20 IST
Aalap Deboor
Aalap Deboor
Hindustan Times
Stunt Mania

Following the successful opening of

MTV’s Stunt Mania 2

last week, stunt guru Allan Amin now plans to start his own stunt academy. The overwhelming response in praise of the first episode of the show, he says, made him realise that stunting in India was being taken more seriously. “

Stunt Mania

has met with huge success, and we’re finally ready to produce trained biking sensations,” Amin says.



Stunt Mania

The stunting academy will be called Stunt Mania, so people can relate it to the show. Amin stresses on learning stunts professionally as he believes stunting is dangerous if done without gear.



While the show he’s judging is only about bike stunts, his academy will take it a notch higher and train amateurs in car stunting too. “It’ll be a proper schooling academy with everything in it, including sessions by stunt experts from outside the country who I have worked with on films like

Dhoom

and

Race

,” Amin says.



Amin had earlier said that female contestants had been kept out of this edition of the show because of the difficulty level of the stunts. However, he will make no such prejudice with his stunt school. “Whenever the academy starts, women can come and enrol themselves. Then maybe they, too, can take part in the successive seasons of

Stunt Mania

,” he says.



Once the academy starts rolling out professional stuntmen, they will get to travel the world with Amin assisting him with stunts for his films. “The students will work with me, perform stunts themselves and then get to direct, too. That way, they can live free and ride hard!” he says.