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07-04-2009, 02:11 PM #1
Akshay does live stunt for 'Kambakkht...' promotion
Popular for his daredevil stunts, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar jumped off a 60-foot high elevated structure in the capital Thursday evening to promote his new film 'Kambakkht Ishq' releasing Friday.
Clad in a black body hugging full sleeved T-shirt, jeans, sports shoes and shades, the actor played his comic self with the fans and the media before jumping off on the stage.
He talked about his character Viraj Shergill, a Hollywood stuntman in the film, and the importance of women in the lives of men.
'I'm a typical male chauvinist (in the film)... do you even know who is a male chauvinist? He is one who believes that he is God's gift to women. But I must tell you that if men are from Mars, women are from heaven,' said the actor while still standing suspended with wires from a crane at DLF place in Saket.
The 41-year-old then probed the media for questions from the height. 'Hi media. Won't you like to ask me anything right now. I've done almost 120 films and I haven't seen such a pc (press conference). Go on, ask what you want. I won't jump before you do.'
The actor who was last seen in duds 'Chandni Chowk To China' and '8x10 Tasveer' also warned his fans not to repeat the stunts shown in films.
'Stunts are amazing but please don't do them... it's way too dangerous. Three months ago, my cousin was trying one of my glass breaking stunts from the film and he ended up with a lot of stitches. Even we (actors) have to undergo a lot of rehearsals before doing them,' said the actor before taking the leap.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, 'Kambakkht Ishq' has been directed by debutant Sabbir Khan.
It also stars Kareena Kapoor and has much publicised cameos by Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Routh and Denise Richards.
Joining Akshay after the stunt, Kareena couldn't stop raving about her co-star of six films including 'Kambakkht...'.
'The star of this film is none other than Akshay Kumar. He has done a fabulous job... it is a must watch out for,' she said.