Sidharth Malhotra trains with French action director Cyril Rafaelli

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


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It seems that there’s no time to stop for Sidharth Malhotra, who following on from his recent release ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ (2016) is onto his next, directed by��Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, and will be a full-on action packed film where he plays an agent.

According to reports in the Hindustan Times, Malhotra is undertaking training with stunt specialists for the film and who better to give this than��Cyril Rafaelli.�ʉ��I am currently shooting for an action film with Jacqueline Fernandez. I am training with a French action director Cyril Rafaelli. I am learning hand combat and several other forms of action,�۝ says Malhotra.

Rafaelli is best known for his stunt works in the ‘The Transporter’ series (2012 – ) and ‘Baby’ (2015) starring Akshay Kumar.

���Akshay and I had an American team of action supervisors in Brothers. Here I�۪ve a French stunt supervisor. We�۪ve already completed 40 percent of the film and we still don�۪t have a title. Everyone thought it was called Bang Bang 2 because it�۪s being produced by Fox Star who made Bang Bang. But our film is in no way related to Bang Bang.We are still trying to figure out the title,�۝ Malhotra added.

For Malhotra this will be his first action film, he talks about what the audience can expect from his performance.�ʉ��It�۪s not just pulse-pounding fist-flying action. There is a coherent script and a lot of humour. If I�۪ve to think of one parallel in the action genre from Hollywood it would have to be True Lies (1994).�۝…Further adding,�ʉ��We hope the action will be at least one notch higher than what Indian audiences are used to seeing. We have an international team to guide me through the action. We don�۪t have the budget to blow up cars and buildings.But we have a solid storyline, humour and stunts that stretch neither credibility nor our budget.�۝

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