MUMBAI: To make the action sequences of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ realistic and still have the element of larger-than-life, director Kabir Khan has left no stone unturned.
The stuntmen and action crew were drawn from 12 countries, and the action sequences were shot across three continents. The makers of the movie also roped in ace Hollywood stunt directors Conrad Palmisano and Markos Rounthwaite to contribute to the project. Kabir says, “I was sure that we needed action sequences that looked real, and yet retained the element of larger-than-life heroism.”
The first promos showing Salman Khan jumping from a tower and shooting villains as he slides backwards down a flight of stairs have already become popular. So when you watch the movie this Eid, you will also see hand-to-hand combats and chase sequences, use of Parkour skills and lot’s more. Kabir expects that the action sequences in the film will redefine the standard in Bollywood.
While Conrad has movies like Rambo – First Blood (1982), the Lethal Weapon series and the hugely popular Rush Hour series to his credit, Markos is known for his work in action series Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Kabir explains his reasons for approaching Markos, “The action in the Bourne series looks so real and gives you a sense of exhilaration.”