With blockbuster filmmaker Prabhudheva serving as launch pad, debutant Girish Kumar into B-town looks to be very promising and hopes are high that the son of producer Kumar Taurani will make it big on screens.
Girish, who soon makes his debut in Tips' 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya', had been talk of town for being hidden from the teaser posters; only to be revealed few days ago - all courtesy to innovative promotional strategies.
According to our sources, the director Prabhudheva, DOP (Kiran Deohans) and team after several days of brainstorming, finally zeroed in on a special introductory scene that is completely novel to Bollywood. Marking his first ever appearance on the big screen, the debutante will be seen in a dare-devilish surfing sequence helmed by Leon Ingram and team, that hasn't been attempted in films so far.
If that wasn't all, the scene has some stunning underwater shots for which international expert Christopher Bryan was flown in from Hawaii USA. News is that the actor who is a huge adventure freak, has done the scene himself.
Revealed a source, "Girish Kumar will be introduced in a special surfing scene which has some breath taking under water shots. Prabhudheva wanted to do something novel with Girish and after several discussions the scene was decided. Several experts from across the world were hired for the scene's execution including Leon Ingram and his team of stunt rigging personnel. So a backup support system was ready on location to help in the execution of stunts. Though by the time of shoot, Girish had himself mastered the art of surfing and personally did all his surfing stunts.
Said producer Kumar Taurani, "Bryan is very good at shooting underwater scenes. Girish didn't want a stunt double, so he underwent full-fledged training in Mangalore."
Shot in India and overseas, 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' has Shruti Haasan playing Girish's love interest. The film is scheduled to release 19th July, 2013