Aftab Shivdasani's daredevil stunts in 'Kambakht Ishq'

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By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Akshay Kumar's daredevil stunts and Kareena Kapoor's lip-locking with Hollywoood action star Sylvester Stallone in "Kambakht Ishq" has been widely reported, but Aftab Shivdasani's stunning action scenes have not been written about.

Aftab, who hasn't had any big hits lately, plays Akshay's younger brother and both the actors are cast as stuntmen in Hollywood and have a lot of scenes together where they perform some unbelievable, high-flying scenes.

"I've been shooting for 'Kambakht Ishq' in LA. Yeah, I play Akshay Kumar's sibling. We both play stuntmen. So it kind of runs in the family and it's a family that runs fast. The role requires considerable physical skill and energy," Aftab told IANS on the telephone.

Aftab, whose recently released "Money Hai Toh Honey Hai" flopped, underwent rigorous training to look and feel fit enough to pull off those daring stunts at Universal Studios.

"The stunts are dangerous. But everything is so professional here in Hollywood. Safety while doing action scenes is top priority not just for the lead stars but also for the stuntmen. Otherwise, the experience of working at Universal is no different from the studios back home," he said.

Commenting upon his tryst with the Hollywood star, Aftab said: "I've scenes with Sly Stallone. He was a pleasure to work with."

But he refused to comment on reports that he has moved to the second lead in the film.

"I don't know about that. Everyone is entitled to his or her perception," said the actor whose next release is multi-starrer "Acid Factory".

Right now, Aftab has only one film as main lead called "Aloo Chaat" in which he has teamed up with TV actress Amna Sharif. The film is complete.

Like his other colleagues Saif Ali Khan and Dino Morea, Aftab has also turned producer to create an interesting acting opportunity for himself. He will produce and act in a film to be directed by Glen, one-half of the Glen-Ankush duo who directed him in the little-seen sci-fi cloning tale "Jaane Kya Hoga" with Bipasha Basu.

Aftab is also doing Indra Kumar's "Daddy Cool".

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