Hrithik to do heavy stunt in ‘Bang Bang’

It was reported that Hrithik’s action sequence in his next film, ‘Bang Bang’, was arranged for a body double following his brain surgery. But, when he reached Shimla, the 40-year-old action hero was not happy with the arrangement and insisted on doing the scenes himself. The body double, however, will always be present at the shoot.

“Hrithik will do the action sequences on his own. The stunts are designed by Andy Armstrong, who was working on ‘Spider Man 2’,” a source close to the development said.

“Hrithik has always done his own stunts and he doesn’t like body doubles. All the stunts are designed in a unique way, making it interesting for Hrithik to do them on his own,” the source added.

The shooting of the film started in June 2013. And, during the shoot in Phuket, Thailand, Hrithik leapt from a height of 30 feet. He suffered an injury and had to undergo brain surgery to remove a blood clot. Doctors advised him to take a break and rest for a while, which delayed the shooting of the film.

Katrina Kaif is in the lead role opposite Hrithik. And the sizzling Bipasha Basu will now be seen in the film, too, putting at rest all rumours, since an official release by the studio prominently features Bip’s name in the credits. She had earlier worked with Siddharth in the film, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, starring Ranbir Kapoor.

‘Bang Bang’ is a Hindi action thriller directed by Siddharth Raj Anand. The film is being produced by Fox Star Studios. It is the official remake of the Hollywood movie, ‘Knight and Day’, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

Director Anand is the son of film producer Bittu Anand. He directed ‘Salaam Namaste’ in 2005, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ in 2007 and then ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ in 2008. His last film was ‘Anjaana Anjaani’, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Last year saw Hrithik go through a divorce with his wife, Sussanne Khan. They have two sons.

Hrithik began his career as a child artiste when he was six years old in the 1980 movie ‘Aasha’, where he did a dance sequence. He played minor roles in ‘Aap Ke Deewane’ (1980) and ‘Bhagwan Dada’ (1986) — both featuring his father, Rakesh Roshan, in the lead roles. Later, he became an assistant director for his father’s films ‘Karan Arjun’ (1995) and ‘Koyla’ (1997).