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PIX: John's daredevil stunts in Force

Last updated on: August 23, 2011 18:55 IST

PIX: John's daredevil stunts in Force

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John Abraham will do some serious action in his forthcoming film Force, a remake of the Tamil hit Kaakha Kaakha.

Action director Allan Amin, who has done films like Rang De Sabanti, Main Hoon Na, Blue and Mission Kashmir, will guide him through.

What will make this film stand apart from his other films is that Amin claims he has not used cables in Force at all, a vital element in action sequences.

The pair, who worked in Dhoom before, got along quite well in the shoot. "John is not stiff at all. All the scenes were easy for him," Amin says.

We take a look at some of the great action scenes in the film.


Image: A scene from Force

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'John was not nervous at all'

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One of the most difficult scenes in the film required John to jump from a cliff 150 feet high, on to an air bag. No cables would be used because Amin wanted raw action in his film.

When he told John about the scene, the actor laughed. Then he realised Amin was serious.

"John was not nervous at all," Amin says loyally. "He simply said, 'just say action, I will do anything you say.'"

Amin did not use a body double for the stunt, as he says it was tough to get someone of John's beefed-up size.


Image: A scene from Force

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'If you have muscles like John, it means your back is very strong'

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Another scene required him to lift up a bike and throw it. Allan suggested the use of cables, but John refused.

He then picked up a bike to prove to Amin that he could do it.

In the scene, John went on to lift a bike that weighed 200 kilos, and fling it in the air.

Won't these stunts lead to back troubles, something most actors in the industry suffer from? "If you have muscles like John, it means your back is very strong. So why not?" Amin says.

John, apparently, worked out for eight months to get the body that he has in Force.


Image: A scene from Force

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'I am comfortable doing realistic stunts'

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In the climax, John had to fight the villain.

"The villain is a very strong guy too but the way John fought him, it was amazing!" Amin exclaims. "It looked like two mountains crashing into one another. We showed the promo in Muscat along with Singham and the Arabs started whistling. The way he threw the villain, it looked that John had chucked a matchstick."

Amin claims that the stunts in Force will not be in those seen in recent action films like Singham, Wanted and Dabangg.

"I don't want to do action like that because it does not look real," he explains. "But the masses like it and the film becomes a hit. Maybe sensible people don't like it, I don't know. I am comfortable doing realistic stunts."


Image: A scene from Force

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'The train stunt is very interesting'

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"The train stunt is very interesting," Amin says, as he explains the shot. "John and the villains are running and fighting on the train. It is a goods train, with a flat bed."

In another scene, John will be seen running on top of buses as well.

Force has been directed by Nishikant Kamath, and co-stars Genelia D'Souza. It will release on September 30.


Image: Allan Amin directs John Abraham

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