Mumbai, Jan. 7 -- Arjun Kapoor, who will essay the role of a kabaddi champion from Mathura in his upcoming film, Tevar, left no stone unturned to get into the skin of the character.
To give Arjun a real understanding of the sport, professional kabaddi players from Agra and Mathura were called in. A source from the unit reveals, "Arjun trained under these players for 25 days. A pitch was created in the garden behind Boney (Kapoor) sir's office where Arjun and the players used to practice on a daily basis."
Apart from this, Arjun will also be seen performing extremely challenging stunts in the film, which he insisted on performing himself. The source adds, "Arjun took everyone by surprise when he decided to perform all the stunts himself, including some difficult bike stunts, in the attempt to make them look real. In fact, he shot these scenes in the absence of his father (Boney Kapoor; producer) and uncle, Sanjay Kapoor (co-producer) as he didn't want them to panic."
Ask director Amit Ravindernath Sharma about this, and he says, "Arjun looked every bit like the Pintoo (his character's name) I had in mind - strong and powerful, with amazing screen presence and the kind who looked like he would be able pull off all the stunts."
Boney Kapoor's Tevar, presented by Eros International and Sanjay Kapoor entertainment, is produced by Sunil Lulla, Sanjay Kapoor, Naresh Agarwal and Sunil Manchanda. The film stars Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee, and is scheduled to release on January 9, 2015. Tevar will mark the directorial debut of ad film-maker Amit Ravindernath Sharma.