Over the years, Akshay Kumar has built a brand for himself of being an actor who loves to perform action sequences. This Diwali, the Khiladi will be seen in the Abhishek Sharma-directed, Ram Setu, which is touted to be a one of its kind action-adventure film. It features Akshay as an archaeologist, who is on a mission to protect Ram Setu from evil forces. Through the journey, he encounters various challenges.
For his much-awaited film, Kumar teamed up with the action masters, Anl Arasu and Parvez Shaikh to design and choreograph the action blocks of the film.
According to a source close to the film, “He would be on the set and improvise the stunts for a better impact. There’s a prolonged action sequence set in Afghanistan, which has been partly choreographed by Akshay Kumar himself. Another scene that he improvised throughout the shoot was the motorboat chase sequence. With his experience, he would always sit down with Anl Arasu and Parvez Shaikh to elevate the scenes further. There have been instances when he performed the stunts before the shoot as a part of test and safety check.”
Producer, Vikram Malhotra, who has worked with Akshay Kumar in multiple films before insists that the Afghanistan and Boat action scenes are two of the major highlights of his Diwali 2022 release. Abhishek Sharma is grateful to be working with such a team. He says, “For me, it was the best of both worlds where on one hand, I had two of the best action directors – Anl Arasu and Parvez Shaikh and on the other hand, I had a man synonymous with action in our country.”
He further adds, “The task we had at hand was to create a new type of action, an action which is not your conventional fight sequences but actually using the environment, the world that is available to you to create magic. Akshay sir understood these nuances and helped elevate this with his understanding and experience of action.”
Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Ram Setu stars Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Satya Dev. The action-adventure film follows archaeologist Dr. Aryan Kulshrestha as he investigates the nature of Ram Setu, known in English as Adam’s Bridge. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 25 October 2022