I want to be typecast as an action hero: Vidyut Jamwal
Actor Vidyut Jamwal, who has done some daredevil stunts in his upcoming movie "Commando", wants to be typecast as an action hero
"I am born to do action. I can't see myself doing anything else. It is not a good thing to say but I want to be typecast as an action hero. I don't want to do a movie that has no action," Jamwal told PTI.
The 34-year-old actor started his Bollywood journey with a negative role in "Force", starring John Abraham. He played the role of a dreaded gangster 'Vishnu' in the film which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. "Commando" is the story of an Indian Army officer, who during a training session gets inside Chinese Border by mistake. The film chronicles his struggle to get back.
Jamwal is a trained martial artist and is also proficient in the art of Kalaripayattu. He has performed all the action sequences and stunts in the movie by himself and without the help of cables. "The USP of the movie is action.
No cables were used in the movie. This is the first Indian movie that has achieved something like that," the actor said. Jamwal, who plays the role of Captain Karanvir Dogra in the film, says his army background helped him in portraying his character in the movie.
Hollywood's ace action choreographer Franz Spilhaus along with Jamwal has directed the stunts for the high octane action film. Jamwal also runs a stunts group called 'Vidyut Jamwal stunts' where he trains 12 boys from the slums of Mumbai.
The actor, who essayed the role of a gangster in his debut movie believes that there are certain constraints in playing an antagonist in Hindi cinema as a villain cannot surpass or do more than the hero.
On the notion that models can't act, he said, "They said that if you do a negative role you will be a typecast and I got all the best debut awards for playing a negative role. I don't follow any pattern.
"I have proved that I can act. I am signed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is one of the best directors in the country. He only signed me because he knew I could act." "Commando" will hit theatres on April 12. Producer Vipul Shah is also planning to make a sequel of the film if it does well at the box office.