'Housefull 2' shoot kicks off with Akshay's parachute stunt
IANS [ Wed, Jun 8, 2011 ]
- New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is in action mode - on one hand, he is hosting "Khatron Ke Khiladi 4" while, on the other, he flagged off the opening scene of "Housefull 2" by shooting a parachute stunt on the outskirts of London.
"Akshay has never done anything like this before and he's really excited. I'm cool because I know the greatest stuntman in the country will pull off the shot effectively. I couldn't have asked for a better first shot," said director Sajid Khan.
After getting the required permits to shoot live in the residential area, the 43-year-old took free-fall tests to parachute into the opening scene.
"The scene is integral to the story and not just a publicity gimmick. We've kept it strictly under wraps because with six cameras stationed on the sets, we want to capture people's reactions as Akshay jumps down from the heavens above," said Khan.
Co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International, "Housefull 2" also stars John Abraham, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Asin Thottumkal, Zarine Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Jacqueline Fernandez and Mithun Chakraborty.