Akshay Kumar denied permission to perform dangerous stunt in Mauritius

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'The Shaukeens' poster
'The Shaukeens'

Known for doing his own stunts in most of his movies, news has it that Akshay Kumar was recently denied doing a certain stunt during the shooting of his forthcoming film ‘The Shaukeens’.

According to reports, Kumar was to do a particular stunt that involved sitting on a coach with co-star Lisa Haydon which flew using a helicopter, to be shot in Mauritius. However the Mauritian authorities did not allow the maker to do the stunt, as they found it would be too dangerous to do. Times of India��reported director Abhishek Sharma, “They felt a stunt like this needed a pilot who could manouvre the chopper with precision, as an error of even a fraction of a second could prove fatal. And they didn’t have one who could manage that. Moreover, Akshay didn’t want to use cables as it would dilute the impact of the scene.”

After searching for another location, they decided to shoot in Cape Town, South Africa. The shoot included the couple on the coach hovering over an ocean. Reports have it that being the dare-devil that he is, Kumar didn’t want to have any security cables holding him or his leading lady during the shoot. Though they managed to shoot the scene without the cables, the director had �� three diving experts in case anything were to happen. The director went onto add, “Everything went well and Akshay even popped a bottle of champagne on the couch at the end of the scene.”

To be released on 7th November, ‘The Shaukeens’ is a remake of the 1982 film ‘Shaukeen’ the starred��Ashok Kumar, A.K. Hangal, Utpal Dutt and Mithun Chakraborty.

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