Bomalick, who choreographed the stunts in the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starrer Mr and Mrs Smith, was completely bowled over by Akshay Kumar’s passion and enthusiasm for action while doing the stunts in the upcoming adventure thriller Blue.
“James felt that Akshay was the answer to Hollywood action heroes. What impressed him was Akshay’s meticulous dedication to performing action scenes in the film,” a unit member is quoted by a news agency.
The source added that Akshay was equally dedicated in ensuring the safety of the crew while doing the stunts.
“The way he took interest in knowing details about the action scenes… how he always was more interested in making it safe for unit members rather than himself,” the unit member said.
Akshay’s hunger and penchant for the death defying stunts floored Bomalick.
“James was stunned by Akshay’s confidence in doing some of the most dangerous stunts that main heroes would not do otherwise,” the member said.
Many of the action scenes were shot underwater and some had the actor swimming with sharks. While shooting one such scene underwater Akshay even hurt himself and began to bleed and had to be pulled up to keep him away from the sharks that smell blood very fast.