Vidyut Jammwal

“Junglee” revolves around a man and an elephant and is set to go on floors in October. (Vidyut Jammwal/Twitter photo)

MUMBAI—Vidyut Jammwal, a practitioner of the oldest form of martial arts – Kalaripayattu, has dedicated his life to upholding the 3000-year-old tradition. The actor released a video, doing a stunt that only a few can.

Jammwal is seen doing push-ups taking the support of four beer bottles, two on his hands and two on his feet. He enters the frame and effortlessly takes the support of the bottles and starts doing his push-ups. The stunt requires an extreme amount of focus that the actor has achieved with relentless handwork and practice, which puts him among very few people in the world who can perform this stunt successfully.

During the discussion about creating something unique for the film, Jammwal came up with the idea of doing this form. The actor, who has been trained in Kalaripayattu since the age of three, ends the video with a special message. After finishing the stunt, he breaks two bottles and tells his fans to “Be Junglee. Break your own barriers!”

Hollywood writer-filmmaker Chuck Russell has joined hands with Junglee Pictures to direct Jammwal for a unique action adventure titled “Junglee.” Impressed by how the action star can perform complex stunts with such ease, Russell said, “In this clip, Vidyut’s casual style during a very difficult stunt puts a smile on our faces. I’m looking forward to combining his unique charm and martial arts skills with the positive message of ‘Junglee.’”

The film revolves around a man and an elephant and is set to go on floors in October and is targeting a release in summer of 2018.

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