Earlier this month, it was reported that Hrithik Roshan will have two body doubles for his stunts in Siddharth Anand’s next, Bang Bang. But now, we have learnt that the star has decided to do all the action sequences himself.
“The makers had arranged for body doubles keeping Hrithik’s safety and recent brain surgery in mind. But when he reached Shimla and saw the shots that had been done with the stuntmen, he wasn’t happy. So he’s decided to personally re-shoot those sequences,” says an insider.
All the stunts in the action-thriller have been designed by Andy Armstrong (who is also working on The Amazing Spider-Man 2). “Although the body doubles will be available on the sets, Hrithik will shoot all his action scenes himself. The doubles will only be required when ashot is being set up to stand in Hrithik’s place for the cameramen and lighting crew,” adds the insider.
Till date, Hrithik has always shot his own stunts. “He doesn’t like to use doubles. Since all the stunts in the new film have been designed in a unique way, it’s making Hrithik all the more interested in doing them personally. The makers, including the director, are fine with his decision,” adds the insider.
Despite repeated calls and messages, Hrithik remained unavailable for comment.
No body double for Katrina
Katrina Kaif has also refused to use a body double for the shoot of her next, Bang Bang. A source close to the actor reveals, “Katrina is currently in Manali, where the film is being shot. There are several scenes in the film that will see her doing stunts. Since the stunts involve jumping from heights, the makers and the action director communicated to her that there is a body double. But, the actor told them that she would rather do the stunts herself. She’s learning the tricks from the action director.”
— Shalvi Mangaokar