Movie stars often steal the hearts while performing death-defying stunts on the silver screen. From reverse bike racing on a busy road, leap from sky carper, fighting with villains on mountain cliff to battling with lions, we praise the actors for their daring performances on screen and most of the time the real bodies stay behind the curtain who really choose the profession for a stunt double with the risk of their life.
A stunt double is a middle state between a body double and a stunt performer. In detail, when a skilled replacement used for the dangerous and risky sequence on films or series, for example, vehicle to vehicle, jumping out from building, a skilled fight sequence and for other improvised stunts. Actors and actresses across the world have stunt doubles, sometimes more than one.
Today we will let you know about the stunt doubles who performed stunts on behalf of Bollywood celebrities and wowed the audience eventually.
#1 Ek Tha Tiger: Salman Khan
The action sequence of Ek Tha Tiger says it all about Salman Khan’s stunt double in this film. Jawed El Berni performed the stunts in Ek Tha Tiger and we can not stop praising him for the fantastic stunts we have seen in this movie.
#2 Dhoom 3: Katrina Kaif
The work progress of a movie, producers, release date and all the other related thing depends on the shoulder of a movie artist. To make her secure from some obvious danger, the moviemakers often follow caution by replacing a stunt double for such sequence like for Katrika Kapoor in Dhoom 3.
#3 Mohenjo Daro: Hrithik Roshan
The brawny actor of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan took stunt double for the Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro. These are the two buddies who performed those stunts on the movie.
#4 Raavan: Abhishek Bachchan
The resemblance between MS Balram who was the stunt double in the film and the actor Abhishek Bachchan is very close to missing.
#5 Dhoom 3: Aamir Khan
The perfectionist of Bollywood, Aamir Khan also went for a stunt double for action sequences in the film Dhoom 3.
#6 Chadni Chown to China: Akshay Kumar
The Khiladi of Bollywood movies, Akshay Kumar always praised for his awesome fitness and not using a stunt double or body double for most of his movie works. But in the film Chadni Chawk to China, the actor took a stunt double, a rare accession it is!
#7 Mary Kom: Priyanka Chopra
The Marry Kom production hired a stunt double specialised in Boxing to specify the perfect blows from Priyanka Chopra as close as possible to the real Mary Kom.
#8 Bang Bang: Hrithik Roshan
If you went through this movie then you already know that at least the stunt sequence is worth watching several times. The Day and Night remake film Bang Bang has many detailed action sequences in its story. HR even performed many stunts in this film by himself and finally got injured, so the stunt double was needed to complete the rest of the stunts in it.
#9 Fan: Shah Rukh Khan
SRK performed as his own fan in this movie. Maneesh Sharma, the director of the film has tried to frame the beauty of the location, Croatia in this film. In the movie, SRK played a double role and took stunt double as wee.
#10 Dimple Kapadia, Hema Malini’s stunt double
Reshma is one of the favourite stunt doubles of Bollywood who worked for almost three decades to perform stunts for many beauties in the industry.
#11 Mardaani: Rani Mukherjee
Mardaani star Rani Mukherjee chased a gangster on a bike and asked her body double to step in for the sequence.
#12 Don: Shah Rukh Khan
At the end scene of Don, Boman Irani takes down by the DON which was performed by a stunt double. His wished to share a cigarette with the King of Bollywood Film, Shah Rukh Khan.
#13 Chennai Express: Shah Rukh Khan
All the beaten-up scenes performed by this man in Chennai Express as a body double of SRK.
#14 Meenakshi Seshadari:
The popular stunt woman in the industry, Reshma yet again. She was paying double the amount for initially refuse the offer to play body double for the junior artist.
#15 Ranveer Singh: Bajirao Mastani
Some say he has used a body double in the movie Bajirao Mastani and some disagree though. We can only guess this by looking at the above picture.
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