There’s crazy fan-following for Bollywood Stars in India. There are many good reasons that these actors are worshipped by Indian fans.
They fight with lions, they easily jump from one skyscraper to another, and they perform high-octane car chases and beat the goons black and blue even on their bad days.
We whistled on their death-defying stunts but fail to applaud those real stuntmen who perform these stunts. These stunt doubles live anonymous lives for years while movie stars get all the praises for showing their faces.
You have to believe that the job of a stuntman is a thankless job and with this post, we decided to give them a fair share of credit that they deserve for their work in movies.
Take a look at these 16 body doubles who risked their lives to give a perfect shot in the movie. Check behind the scenes images with the actor and their stuntman for the movie.
1. Salman Khan (Ek Tha Tiger)
You all love Salman Khan’s action stunts in the movie Ek Tha Tiger. Well, it was performed by Jawed El Berni. The irony is that you didn’t even know his name.
Jawed El Berni was the man who did all the stunts wearing Salman’s outfit. Take a look at behind the scene footage of the movie.
2. Katrina Kaif (Dhoom 3)
Little you know that the action stunts performed by Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3 were done by some other girl.
I guarantee you that, it was Katrina herself in the song Kamli. But for the other action sequence, there was someone else.
3. Hrithik Roshan (Mohenjo Daro)
The muscular physique of Hritik Roshan gives you a solid feel that he can perform any stunt himself. Well, this is not true with the case of Mohenjo Daro.
Most of the actions were performed by a specialized action stunt team. Check out the pictures of these two men swimming with Hritik.
4. Abhishek Bachchan (Raavan)
The stuntman M.S. Balram was the man who did all the stunts in Raavan featuring Abhishek Bachchan. Well, it didn’t catch the attention of audience because the physique of the actor and stuntman is almost the same.
5. Aamir Khan in (Dhoom 3)
Aamir Khan is called Mr. Perfectionist in Bollywood, but the stunt scenes in Dhoom 3 wouldn’t be performed by actors as it needs special training with bikes.
6. Akshay Kumar (Chandni Chowk to China)
The Khiladi Kumar loves to do most of the stunts on his own. However, on a certain occasion, he asked for stunt doubles as well.
7. Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom)
To play the mannerism of Mary Kom in the movie, the star power won’t work well. The production team hired a boxer who could match the mannerism of Mary Kom.
8. Hrithik Roshan (Bang Bang!)
Hrithik Roshan was starred in the remake of Action film Knight and Day. Well, Hrithik was very devoted to his work and performed most of the stunt on his own. However, for some special stunts, he needed a little help from a stuntman.
9. Shah Rukh Khan (Fan)
SRK plays the role of his fan in the movie titled Fan. The movie was directed by Maneesh Sharma that captured the beauty of Croatia. Shah Rukh Khan has a double role in this movie for which he needed a body double to make all stunts feel real.
10. Dimple Kapadia
Reshma is the name of a stuntwoman who served the Bollywood industry by putting her life on the line for more than 3 decades. She has performed stunts for Dimple Kapadia.
11. Hema Malini
Reshma also played the Basanti in Sholay for action scenes. Well… she was the one who was in that Taanga guiding Dhanno.
12. Rani Mukerji (Mardaani)
Mardaani is an action film and that requires a lot of action stunts from the lead actress. So you have seen Rani Mukerji fighting goons well that was done by a stunt double.
13. Shah Rukh Khan (Don)
The climax of don and the fight scene performed on the terrace was done by stunt double of Shah Rukh Khan. Take a look at the behind the scene pics.
14. Shah Rukh Khan (Chennai Express)
There’s a scene where goons beat the shit out of Shah Rukh Khan. Well, it wasn’t King Khan.
15. Ranveer Singh (Bajirao Mastani)
There’s a man on the sets of Bajirao Mastani dressed in the same attire as Ranveer Singh. There are many scenes with swords and other battle scenes and these were performed by a stuntman.