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Pix: Akshay's daredevil stunts for Sooryavanshi!

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Last updated on: June 06, 2019 20:44 IST
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Akshay Kumar is currently shooting for Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi in Bangkok.

The city holds a special place in his heart, since this is where he seriously started training in martial arts. He also worked there during this time, before he started his acting career.

The star says, 'I always have a lot of fun doing my own stunts.

'Rohit is anyway a class apart when it comes to action in his films. And doing these bike stunts on the streets of Bangkok was extra special.

'Many years back I would ride a bike in Bangkok to deliver food. Now I am doing the same all over again, to earn my food,' he grins.


Video: Kind courtesy Rohit Shetty/Instagram

Rohit Shetty, who was shooting this action-packed scene in Khlong Luang, Thailand, did the rehearsal himself before Akshay performed the stunt.

Posting a video of the trial, he paid homage to his guru, Veeru Devgan, who passed away on May 27.

'It takes real fathers to transform their boys into heroes.

'Started doing stunts at the age of 16, still going strong at 45

'And I know one man who will always be proud of me in Heaven

'My Guru, My Father - Veeru Devgan

'Two most important lessons he taught me:

'1. Be honest with your work and work will be honest with you.

'2. Before performing any stunt the most important thing is - SAFETY FIRST.

'(On Location...Bangkok... Stunt Rehearsals before Akshay performs the actual shot...#sooryavanshi) PS: Please do not try this stunt. All the drivers in the cars are stunt Professionals and the stunts are performed in a controlled environment.'


Photograph: Kind courtesy Rohit Shetty/Instagram

Akshay Kumar posted this picture of him hanging from a helicopter, seemingly chasing Rohit Shetty on the bike, 'Casually hanging, off a helicopter...just another day on the sets of #Sooryavanshi'

Like his director, he too cautioned people not to try out the stunts. 'P.S. Do NOT try this on your own, all stunts are performed under expert supervision'

Rohit Shetty, who hosts the popular television show, Khatron Ke Khiladi, called this, 'Our Khatron Ke Khiladi moment... #sooryavanshi'


Video: Kind courtesy Rohit Shetty/Instagram

Rohit also posted a video of a flying car stunt; for him too, it was 'Just another day at work!!!'


Photograph: Kind courtesy Rohit Shetty/Instagram

Rohit captioned this picture, which he had posted a couple of weeks ago, 'Sooryavanshi - 2nd Schedule Begins! And we have safely Crash landed in the city of Thailand.'

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