Stuntmen have one of the toughest jobs in movies but often their contribution gets unnoticed or unappreciated. A few days ago Bollywood actor directors raised an alarm about the difficult work conditions of cine workers after the untimely death of a sound technician and now it has been reported that Akshay and producer of his upcoming movie Good Newwz, Karan Johar airlifted two stuntmen who suffered an accident at the sets.
The stuntmen got injured during a rehearsal of a song from Good Newwz before the launch of the song Chandigarh Mein...
Bollywood's veteran stunt director Sham Kaushal told the tabloid, "I sent three members of my team for the rehearsal. It was important to check if the wire work was smooth and performing the stunt was a safe proposition. As part of the stunt, Bittoo and Hari Singh were attached to the winch machine and were performing [stunts mid-air]. But during the second round of rehearsals, the machine collapsed due to a technical malfunction and the boys had a freefall from a height of nearly 10-12 feet."
The Khiladi Kumar who loves to do stunts all by his own was at a shoot in Hyderabad, but was keeping a constant check on the boys. On Friday, he and Karan’s team arranged for an air ambulance so that Bittoo could be flown down to Mumbai. Now, he has been advised two months of bed rest, informed the stunt director.
Meanwhile, the stuntmen in Hollywood are batting for a separate category to be added for stunts in the Academy Awards. Akshay’s Sooryavanshi too will have heavy duty stunts, glimpses of which were already let out by director Rohit Shetty.