Ajay Devgn takes on a Bengal Tiger in ‘Himmatwala’
Delhi: Ajay Devgn’s Diwali release ‘Son Of Sardaar’ which recently crossed the 100cr mark has been a blockbuster hit, Devgn is on a new high and is really happy with the positive response which ‘Son Of Sardaar’ has received. Bollywood`s Lion King is now geared up for his next release, Sajid Khan’s ‘Himmatwala’. The poster, which was released this August, had Ajay Devgn holding the big cat.
Tigers seem to be the flavour of the season with Richard Parker (‘Life Of Pi’ fame), and Ajay & Sajid have decided to tackle this Bengal Tiger head on. According to sources close to Ajay & Sajid Khan, the duo are all set to fly down to a farm in Mauritius that specialises in animals being trained for the big screen. Apparently, it is for a crucial scene in the film which is inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s hand-to-paw combat in ‘Mr. Natwarlal’. Interestingly, the stunt director of this memorable scene was none other than Devgn’s father – Veeru Devgn.
This pivotal scene would be shot in Mauritius over a period of seven days under constant supervision by stunt coordinators & experts. Unlike in India, in Mauritus, filming of animals is allowed under expert supervision. A source close to Ajay informed us that Sajid wanted to use computer graphics and special effects but it was on Ajay’s insistence that he is performing the daredevil stunt with the tiger all by himself.