Vidyut explores balletic action under international stunt director Andy Long for his next, Sanak
In a Vidyut Jammwal film, action sequences are hardly restricted to kicks and punches. While the actor has often propagated the martial art form, Kalaripayattu, he will now be seen exploring balletic action in Sanak. Director Kanishk Varma, who recently wrapped up the first schedule in Goa, reveals that the leading man effortlessly took to the modified action form under the supervision of stunt director Andy Long. The international stunt choreographer has previously worked on Jackie Chan’s Dragon Blade (2015), among other films.
“Balletic action has a certain rhythm to it. With Vidyut, it becomes easy to shoot because he is such a brilliant martial artiste in his own right. My brief to Andy Long was that the action sequence should look like a ballet. We wanted to shoot long takes. We have mostly seen Vidyut play a commando in his movies, but here, he essays the role of a common man. How he fights as a common man sets the tone of the action employed in the film,” explains Varma.
Always game to bring a new art form to screen, Jammwal believes the stunts showcased in the Vipul Shah production are “path-breaking”. “It was a conscious decision to create our own niche, using Kalaripayattu as the [base]. The action is original,” he states.