Ajay Devgn performs daredevil stunt for Baadshaho
The actor performed a particularly difficult stunt for the Milan Luthria directorial
It's no news that Ajay Devgn does almost all of his stunts himself, but in Milan Luthria's Baadshaho there was one stunt that he found extremely challenging and complex. Designed by German action director Ramazan Bulut, the stunt required him to slide under an armoured truck. Though all safety precautions were in place, it was still quite challenging.
The gap under the truck was just enough for him to fit in, while on the other side of him were rapidly rotating tyres. Right next to his face were the jagged rotating edges of the engine, an element prominent in armoured trucks of the 70's. The sequence required him to simultaneously drag his feet on the ground, pull himself towards the front of the truck, and look up towards the camera which could injure his head.
Though Milan insisted that Ajay should only tilt his head up as much as was completely safe, he was not prepared for the extent the actor would go to. He gave a terrific shot with superb presence of mind, but because of the narrow gaps, and the rotating wheels and blades, Ajay was having a claustrophobic attack. He was getting very uncomfortable and also beginning to get disoriented.
The moment Milan sensed this, he realised the shot was canned and yelled at the top of his lungs for an immediate cut. But when the harness crew went under the truck to help the actor out, a part of his leather jacket got stuck. This made the claustrophobia worse, and Ajay yelled to the crew to hurry up. When he was finally out, there was a sense the relief in the crew.