Genelia has a narrow escape on the sets of Force

Actor was so eager to perform her stunt of leaping off a building’s second floor that she nearly did it without safety measures in place.

bollywood Updated: Aug 18, 2011 18:43 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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John Abraham’s ‘muscle power’ in Nishikanth Kamat’s Force is an open secret. But not many know that the petite Genelia D’Souza, his co-star in the film, has also gone all out to match his bravado.

Genelia was to shoot an action sequence for the film, in which she had to sprint as fast as she could to save herself from the goons on her trail. In a bid to dodge the assailants, she was to enter a deserted building and jump off from the second floor, as per the shoot’s requirement.

And apparently, Genelia’s excitement knew no bounds and it slipped her mind that the first part of the shot was supposed to end when she reached the second floor. Her jump was to be canned later, with all the security measures in place. But the actor was all set to leap from the edge of the floor, little aware of the fact that the safety harnesses were not in place yet.

But thanks to the alert crew, Genelia was saved from the potentially dangerous jump at the very last minute. Insiders from the unit inform that since this was her first full-on action scene ever, she was very eager to do it, and in the moment, she completely forgot to stop.

Of course, once she was rescued and realised what she was about to do, Genelia couldn’t stop thanking the crew enough for protecting her. When contacted, Force producer Vipul Shah confirms, “Yes, it could have proved fatal, but our crew members were extremely alert. This was Genelia’s first stunt and so, I think she was very excited about it.”

First Published: Aug 17, 2011 15:14 IST