|When you watched the thrilling first promo of Ek Tha Tiger and saw Salman Khan’s breathtaking, high-octane stunts scenes, little did you know about the guy behind the action scenes. Of course, Salman Khan has done action in Ek Tha Tiger, but reportedly a major series of his stunts are performed by stuntman Jawed El Berni, a French boy.
This good-looking young man has served as Salman’s body double in Ek Tha Tiger. Later, with the help of special effects being done at a Mumbai-based studio, Salman’s body double’s face will be replaced with that of the star in the film’s final print, reveal reports.
Jawed El Berni is not new to action and doesn’t resemble Salman. He has been practicing martial arts for the last 20 years and has even learnt parkour. In fact, Jawed has done Salman’s stunts in the past too.
Yes, in Bollywood it’s not unlikely to use a body double for action scenes, but rumours have it that during the filming of Ek Tha Tiger Salman Khan was still recuperating from Trigeminal Neuralgia (a nerve disorder), and therefore was unable to perform too many stunts on his own. Thus a body double had to be called in. In the movie, Katrina Kaif too has a body double; her name is Rochelle Okoye, and she has been a part of films like ‘Twilight’ and ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’.
Coming to Jawed El Berni, his facebook page shows a picture of him with Salman Khan. Surprisingly, Jawed El Berni was also Akshay Kumar’s body double in the superhit Housefull 2. You can catch some stills of this handsome stuntman here: