No body double for Emraan Hashmi in ‘Baadshaho’

BizAsia Correspondent



Donning a Rajasthani Pagadi and a Tika in a Marwadi Style Kurta whilst holding a weapon manufactured by an illegal cottage industry, ‘The ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’ (2010) actor seems to be coming back in a never-seen-before appearance. The first look of Emraan Hashmi from film-maker, Milan Luthria’s ‘Baadhshaho’ is attention-grabbing.

Set in the period of Emergency (1975), ‘Baadshaho’ is the story of six ‘badasses’ who took that opportunity to bring a change in their destiny by pulling of a heist. The action-thriller has been written by Rajat Arora and is set to hit the big screens on 1st September 2017.

After working together in successful films such as ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2011), Hashmi and Luthria are back once again with an action-thriller, ‘Baadshaho’. According to sources, Hashmi is excited about this film, as, for the first time in his career, he will be seen performing his action sequences himself.

Pinkvilla reports a source revealing that, “Emraan is in great physical shape and wanted to perform the action sequences himself without using a body double. The makers have hired a popular action director from Germany and have an international crew in place, but the actor insisted on doing his own stunts. Emraan will be seen jumping from rooftops, doing stunts in moving vehicles and even some hand-to-hand combat sequences.”

The source went onto say “He had to rehearse a lot as these sequences were all shot at locations and huge crowds would gather to watch the shooting. It had to be choreographed perfectly. The cast would do a recce of the complete shot a day before the shoot just to make sure that all security measures were in place.”

Baadshaho brings together the terrific trio behind ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai’, Ajay Devgan, Hashmi, and Luthria after a gap of seven years and the first look of the film declares that it’s going to be even bigger and better this time.

By Anil Kumar Bharath