Salman Khan will do action sequences himself in ‘Sultan’


Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who will soon begin filming his upcoming movie ‘Sultan’ will do the action scenes himself and will not use a body double for the stunts.

The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor expressed concern over the health of his friend Aamir Khan who suffered a shoulder injury while shooting for his sports biopic ‘Dangal’. Aamir has been advised bed rest for a week.

Both Aamir’s ‘Dangal’ and Salman’s ‘Sultan’ are about wrestlers. Upon learning about Aamir’s injury, he enquired about it and hoped it was not serious, according to a PTI report.

When asked what precautions he will take while shooting Sultan, Salman said, "I will not use duplicate ...I will make sure I do it (action). I will train hard for it. I will have to get bigger and strong and that is difficult. I am 88 (weight), I will have to reach 94 and then come down to 70 again. It will be all muscles."

Aamir suffered a muscle spasm on Saturday night while shooting for a wrestling scene after which he was advised rest for a week. Aamir on Monday tweeted saying it wasn’t a major injury.

“Hey guys, it’s not such a major injury. My back muscle has gone into a spasm. A week of rest and I will be back on shoot,” he posted.

‘Dangal’ is based on wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, father and coach of Indian women wrestlers Geeta and Babita Kumari Phogat.

Meanwhile, ‘Sultan’ is also about Haryanvi wrestler Sultan Ali Khan. Salman has been undertaking extensive training Hollywood stunt director Larnel Stovall of ‘Hunger Games’ fame, to fit in his role.

Sultan to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Yash Raj Films, is set to go on floors from November 22. It is set to release on Eid next year.