★ “Salman Khan is stylish, and has amazing screen presence. His body does justice to stunts.” -M Rajanand
A day in the life of a stuntman
Monday, 14 May 2012
M Rajanand chats with Ektaa Malik about how things are like when one is organising action sequences for Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. And the impact of technology on his work.
For Rajanand, who worked in Daud, Wanted and RGV Ki Aag, the show is a way to demystify screen action. “Stunts require chemistry between the team. Only then can we not get hit, and avoid accidents on the sets”.
Stunts for him are systematic. “They are all choreographed. It’s a physical orchestrated routine,” he shared.
What is his most dangerous stunt till date? “I jumped off a helicopter. The movie is yet to be released, so can’t reveal the name. Things were dangerous earlier. Now stunts have become tame,” he told us.
He has been on the job from 1984.
Rajanand is a huge fan of Sanjay Dutt, with whom he worked in Daud. “Sanjay is quiet. He zones out completely when he has to perform a stunt. Very dedicate. Salman Khan is stylish, and has amazing screen presence. His body does justice to stunts. Ajay Devgn is cool. Very controlled, in action sequences. Maybe its genes. His father is a veteran action director,” said Rajanand.