It’s sexy and sweet Jacqueline Fernandez’s turn to play the tough girl! The actor had to learn fencing for an action sequence with Saif Ali Khan for Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2.
“When Jacqueline heard about the fencing scene, she was worried about how she would manage it,” says director Abbas, “We got two experts from Vietnam to teach her and told her to practice until she was confident. A sequence like this needs style and grace and you can’t hurry it up or it will not be justified. She was very impressive and even learned some aerobatics!”
Speaking about her action scene and learning fencing for the film, Jacqueline Fernandez said:
“As our action director Peter HeMs, (Who earlier did the stunts for Ghajini (2005) and Agent Vinod) was not keen on using a double, I had to train extensively in action stunts and fencing as they are both relatively new to me. Luckily, my cross fit and yoga back-ground helped me.”
Jacqueline Fernandez is playing a character with shades of grey, like everyone else in the film, and directing duo, Abbas-Mustan wanted to ensure that she looked her best for the scene. She wore a fitted costume showing off her curves, with her hair flowing loose.
“Head gear is worn during fencing but if we did that people would have assumed a stunt double was doing the scene. So we took cinematic liberty and left her hair loose which looks good with the moves and proves that she’s doing the stunt.” explained Abbas.
The director duo thought Saif Ali Khan would need lessons too, but Abbas and Mustan said,
“when we asked him, he said that being a Nawab he knows horse riding, fencing and polo. He had to practice a bit, after which he was good.”
Guess being a Prince has him well trained! Be sure to catch all the hot action in Race 2 out January 25th, 2013!