There was a time when body doubles did all the stunts for lead actors in Bollywood. Nowadays, Bollywood actors do their stunts themselves and at times get into a tricky situations because of the same. The latest to join the list of a mishap during the shooting of a stunt is Varun Dhawan on the sets of Coolie No 1.
Varun was recently performing a stunt for his upcoming movie Coolie No 1 on the outskirts of Pune. The actor was stuck inside a car hanging off a cliff when the doors of which got jammed.
An onlooker told a leading daily in a report,
“After Varun filmed his shot, he realized that the car door was jammed and wouldn’t budge.”
Varun Dhawan was shooting for a stunt that required his close up shots of being stuck inside the car.
The witness further added,
“Even though the stunt was rehearsed several times under the supervision of the stunt coordinators and all the safety precautions were employed by the director (David Dhawan), things, unfortunately, went awry. What followed was a few minutes of dread as the stunt coordinators tried to get him out of the vehicle. It was proving to be all the more difficult given how precariously the car was balanced on the edge.”
The Student Of The Year actor kept his calm during the situation. He escaped unhurt with the help of one of the stunt coordinators.
Coolie No 1 is the remake of the David Dhawan’s 1995 comedy of the same name starring Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead role. The remake too is a David Dhawan directorial and is the first time the father-son duo (David and Varun) have come together for a project. Sara Ali Khan will essay Karisma’s role in the remake.