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Deepika to Jacqueline: Sexy Bollywood actresses doing hard-core action sequences

Mixed martial arts, sword- fighting, horse riding, underwater stunts...Bollywood heroines are all set to don the action avatar on screen.

bollywood Updated: Jul 27, 2016 16:39 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Sonakshi Sinha,Akira,Force 2
Jacqueline Fernandez has shot some high-octane action sequences for the sequel of Bang Bang.

Mixed martial arts, sword- fighting, horse riding, underwater stunts...Bollywood heroines are all set to don the action avatar on screen.

Sonakshi Sinha, who will perform some hard-core action sequences in her films Akira and Force 2, even injured herself while shooting a tough scene on the sets of Akira. In the sequel to Bang Bang (2014), Jacqueline Fernandez will hot up the silver screen with some high-octane stunts, conceptualsied by Hollywood action directors and stuntmen. The actor has already shot some fly-boarding and hover-boarding sequences in Miami. Deepika Padukone’s action scenes in the teaser of her Hollywood project, XXX The Return Of Xander Cage, have already got audiences excited.

Trade analyst Atul Mohan says that the trend is here to stay. “This was always there in Hollywood and is catching up here too. Stories are being written to accommodate action sequences for actresses. In the 80s-90s people would laugh if you talked about a heroine doing action, but not anymore,” he says. .

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These heroines are going the extra mile to perfect the roles. Kriti Sanon got over her fear of swimming for her film Raabta, in which she will pull off some underwater acts. Kangana Ranaut, who will feature in Ketan Mehta’s Rani Lakshmibai, is taking lessons in horse riding and sword-fighting.

“The whole process of learning something new — mixed martial arts — to execute it in a film has been a terrific feeling,” says Sonakshi. “There are lots of things that I want to explore with the characters of my films. Action has always been one of them, and I am excited to get this opportunity now,” Kriti was quoted as saying.

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Actor Kangana Ranaut has been taking horse riding and sword fighting classes for her film Rani Lakshmibai. (IANS)

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays the villian in Hollywood film Baywatch, also has action scenes in the film . He co-actor Dwayne Johnson appreciated Priyanka in the film by sharing a video on Instagram where he says, “There is a big scene where a villain is pointing a gun at me. But it is not just any villain, it’s not just any person, there is only one woman in the world who can handle this kind of pressure, this kind of action.”

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First Published: Jul 27, 2016 16:39 IST