Vivek Oberoi set to do an Aamir Khan
Remember Aamir Khan’s iconic train stunt scene in Ghulam (1998) where he runs towards a moving train on the tracks and manages to jump aside just in time? Now, sources inform that Vivek Oberoi will reenact a similar hair-raising stunt in his upcoming film, Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro.bollywood Updated: Oct 24, 2011 16:24 IST
Remember Aamir Khan’s iconic train stunt scene in Ghulam (1998) where he runs towards a moving train on the tracks and manages to jump aside just in time? Now, sources inform that Vivek Oberoi will reenact a similar hair-raising stunt in his upcoming film, Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro.
Although the makers refuse to divulge any details, the stunt in question will see Vivek being chased by a speeding metro in New Delhi. The film, for some time now, has been making headlines after Vivek was roped in by producer Amit Chandra from Invincible Entertainment for the sequel to the sleeper hit Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007).
On being contacted, director Sanjay Khanduri says, “Yes, there will be several wild chase sequences in the film, including one at the metro station. But it will be fresh and shot completely different from what has been seen (Aamir Khan’s scene) before.” The makers are even roping in international technicians to ensure that the scenes are planned and executed perfectly.
The film will revolve around the adventures that follow Vivek’s character, when he misses the last metro home. The 2007 movie starred Abhay Deol and gave his career a huge boost. The sequel will see the Shootout At Lokhandwala actor play a typical middle-class Punjabi boy. And to perfect his part, Vivek is planning to visit Punjabi families in Mumbai to monitor their mannerisms, body language and attitude.
Besides this, Vivek is also busy with Zilla Ghaziabad and Krrish 2. Apparently, his role in the Hrithik Roshan-superhero film has been inspired by the character of the Batman’s nemesis Joker, a part that was last played to perfection by late actor Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
Interestingly, Vivek has done stunts in various films in the past. He had jumped from one building to another in Nairobi for the famous scene in his debut film, Company (2002). After that act, stunt director Alan Amin affectionately gave him the nickname, Tiger. The actor had also fractured his leg on the famous Howrah Bridge while shooting for Mani Ratnam’s Yuva (2004).
First Published: Oct 24, 2011 12:54 IST