Actress Sayani Gupta finds action star Akshay Kumar‘s discipline over stunts “marvelling”.Talking about one of the stunts in her latest release “Jolly LLB 2“, directed by Subhash Kapoor, Sayani said in a statement: “Once I saw the stunt person do the stunt, I got very nervous. But I still wanted to do my stunts myself. I have a phobia of heights and when I had to jump off a 40-foot-high building, it was not pretty at all.”
“While we were rehearsing, I had a very tough time to not contort my face or scream during the fall. Parvez Shaikh (action director) was trying to keep me calm and said ‘Don’t be scared’. I was like ‘I don’t want to be scared. But do I really have a choice?’”
That’s when her co-star Akshay offered help.”He gave me some simple tips which made it much simpler. I am grateful to him for being helpful, calm and such a master of stunts. His discipline over stunts is marvelling. Thanks to him, I could jump off the building with perfect calm as if I could do this in my sleep. Subhash sir was very pleased as a result,” she said.
Sayani says that she is not eyeing big banner films and that she doesn’t believe in quick success.”That’s exactly what I don’t have. I am here to do good work and I feel whatever matches my sensibilities as a performer… because I am here for a long run. I don’t want quick success.
I am here to stay for the next 50 years. As long as I live, I want to do this. I want to be proud of the work I do in the long run. I want to be proud of my body of work. I left a very well paying job to study films and acting. “I am equipped but I am not interested in doing films even if it’s the lead part where the story or script is not exciting. I don’t want to work for a director.
I want to work for a story. As of now, I have said no to a lot of stuffs and sometimes I get scared that may be I am not doing the right thing but I don’t regret saying no.” she said.
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