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Shreyas Talpade's stunts story

Shreyas Talpade hopes his stunts in Golmaal 3 get him more hardcore thrilling films now. Read on to know what the actor had to say.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2010 20:15 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

After playing the smart Alec Laxman in

Golmaal Returns

, Shreyas Talpade is thrilled to have performed stunts in his forthcoming film

Golmaal 3

. Never mind if he’s stammering a little this time, the actor hopes this Diwali brings him at least one good action film.

His opening scene in the third installment to the franchise sees him standing dynamically atop a giant wheel, about 70 feet above the ground. “Who can stop Rohit (director Rohit Shetty)? He’s known for his action scenes… whether it is dangling cars or taking people’s careers high along with it,” says Talpade, adding that he was nervous when the director told him that he had to stand on the edge of the giant wheel for his opening shot.

However, Shetty had also got a plank set up for safety measures. But he did insist Talpade stand on the edge. “When you’re at that height, your legs tend to shake, you feel dizzy. So I asked Rohit to give me some time to get used to the height. Although we had all the precautionary measures in place, when you lose balance, you lose it… irrespective of whether you’re hanging by a harness,” says the actor, who also has

Chemistry, Hum Tum Aur Shabana

and a Rakeysh Mehra production lined up.

But being a professional actor, Talpade knew he would have to perform thrills sooner or later. “So who better to start the action with than Rohit?” he quips. Once he’d got used to the feeling of standing on the edge of the giant wheel, he told Shetty that he could shoot as long as he wished. It turned out that the director had another surprise for him. The camera, fixed on the crane, zoomed in for a close-up, making Talpade a little nervous again. “It was a little disorienting, but to perform that shot in one take is, for me, magical,” he concedes, adding that he was relieved to be back on ground zero.

“So what if the crane that took us up and down was itself shaking a lot,” he laughs. Talpade goes on to say that some action sequences in G3 are designed keeping the children in mind. At the end of the day, it has boosted his confidence in taking up a suitable action film. His wife Dipti is concerned about him getting hurt, so she does ask him to be extra cautious too. “She’s seen me getting hurt during my theatre days. Once I was picked up and thrown to another part of the stage. She said I that must always make sure that the safety measures are in place,” he recalls.

First Published: Oct 24, 2010 15:34 IST