Over the past few months, several Bollywood actors have been in the news for performing their stunts. More often than not, the reason cited is they want to stay within the character without losing on the thrill. Perhaps these developments inspired Kareena Kapoor to add her name to the list. After all, while performing an outdoor scene for Puneet Malhotra’s next, the actress decided not to opt for body double and do her own stunt. However, this decision sort of backfired as she got hurt in the process.
On Sunday, Bebo was shooting with Imran Khan and the sequence required the both of them to walk a tight rope — quite literally. “Kareena was supposed to walk on a rope without being strapped. As is the norm with production, she was asked whether she will be needing a stuntperson to perform the rope-walking for her. But she insisted on doing it on her own so she went ahead with the shot,” says a unit member.
Interestingly, Kareena went on record last year saying Agent Vinod would be her last action film thus emphasising her dislike for this particular genre. What happened later that afternoon helps us understand why she is not very fond of action-related scenes.
“As she was carefully treading to maintain balance, her feet got scratched by the thick jute. The bruise seemed like a burn scar. On top of that, the hot weather wasn’t helping her case. But she made sure the scene was completed without much delay,” adds the source.
Damsels in distress
Katrina Kaif might have earlier performed bike stunts in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and some aerial moves in Ek Tha Tiger, but now she has preferred to keep it safe with a body double in Dhoom 3.