`Housefull 2` shoot kicks off with Akshay`s parachute stunt

Updated: Jun 09, 2011, 09:47 AM IST

New Delhi: 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.