Posted on August 15, 2015 at 12:11 am

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Karan Malhotra talks about Brothers!

Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra starrer, Brothers is releasing soon and we had a chance to get some behind the scenes news from director Karan Malhotra! 

Question: Where did you get the inspiration for Akshay’s tattoos?

KM: Akshay is playing a catholic, so my crew went to small lanes in Bandra and spoke to people. They clicked pictures of the tattoos they had. A lot of inspiration was taken from the locals on how they dress, speak and behave. In the movie, Akshay has a tattoo of Jesus on his arm and a cross on his wrist.

Question: What was it like to work with Sidharth Malhotra?

KM: He gave me more than he could which is great. The film required so much hard work and dedication and we all gave it our best.  It is a very difficult role and Sidharth gave it his all and more, so it wasn’t too difficult for me to direct him.

Question: What was it like working with Akshay Kumar?

KM: Akshay was an indispensible casting for the film.  I have been quite eager to work with Akshay for the last two decades. He has not been using a body double since 1990s and that makes him one of the best action heroes of India, in our time.  I am very lucky and honored to have worked with him.

Question: Tell us about the boxing ring sets in the film

Answer: To clarify it isn’t a boxing ring set.  It’s MMA which stands for mixed martial arts. It’s a mixed martial arts film, not a boxing one. The ring that was constructed is an authentic design for MMA fighting.

Question: Tell us about Akshay’s look in the film

Answer: Akshay looks great the way he is. He lost 17 kg’s for the part. That has helped make him look tougher and stronger. He looks really good.

Brothers trailer launch, Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jackie Shroff and Karn Johar (39)

Question: Describe Monty’s character for us (Sidharth Malhotra)

KM: Monty is the guy that is always left out for no fault of his own. So he is a very angry and bitter young man. He has a love- hate relationship with his father. He enters the tournament with anger to prove his existence to people.

Question: Can you describe David’s (Akshay Kumar) character a little bit?

KM: David is someone that enters the erring with a lot of thought process. He is aware that he may not be the strongest fighter but he is the cleverest.

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