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Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar - the daredevil in Kinng's guise
07th Aug 2008  22.00 IST
By Aparajita Ghosh  

When it comes to doing his stunts in films, superstar Akshay Kumar loves flirting with danger.

Imagine being perched atop a moving lift at the height of 110 feet. At a distance another elevator passes by. And you make a leap, jump on the top of the second elevator without using any safety cables. Well, you've got to be crazy to do something insanely dangerous as this. But Akshay Kumar isn't crazy. He's a daredevil in Kinng's guise.

While the actor stays on his favorite turf - comedy - for the most part of this Friday's release Singh Is Kinng , he also returns to his other favorite indulgence - action - in this movie by director Anees Bazmee . The most unique thing about action in the film is that it is not just adrenaline pumping; it also makes you laugh, just like the action in Jackie Chan films.

Action has been a forte of Akshay ever since he began swimming with sharks (for Aankhen ) or locking horns with none other than the WWF wrestler 'The Undertaker' (in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi ).

In 'Singh Is Kinng' as well, Akshay gets to match his muscle power with a good number of Australian wrestlers from WWE. But there was another very dangerous stunt that made Akshay sweat with nervousness when he shot it at Gold Coast.

The stunt required Akki to ride a jet-ski in water at a fast pace and then give it an upward thrust so that it passes close by a hovering helicopter. Australia's top action director Danny Baldwin was roped in to direct the stunt.

But there was a hitch. Akshay needed a jet-ski license before he could shoot the scene. The actor reportedly took a crash course, gave a written and practical exam within a span of 12 hours to obtain a license.

That done, the real test of Akshay's mettle began. Four choppers were brought in for the shoot. All the safety precautions were taken. But there is no safety against the rotor blades of the hovering chopper. Any slight mistake in timing could have had dire consequences.

Finally, when 'action' was called and Akshay got into motion, everyone's heart stood still for a moment. Akshay apparently got the better of his fears and performed the stunt with aplomb.

Akshay himself describes the stunt as: "my toughest stunt so far."

'Singh Is Kinng' has Katrina Kaif pairing with Akshay yet again. The movie tells the story of a village guy who is sent to Australia by his folks to reform an underworld don. The film also stars Om Puri , Kiron Kher and Sonu Sood .

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