Girish Kumar who makes his debut this year with 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' unlike most newcomers has decided to take the dare-devilish route and performed all the film's stunts on his own.
While a certain stunt required him to jump off a cliff, the actor insisted on doing the scene himself, minus a body-double. And while 200 odd mattresses were to be laid down as a safety precaution for the stunt, only 20 mattresses could be procured but that didn't deter the young actor.
In fact Girish Kumar's introductory scene in the film will see the actor make a grand entrance on a surf board, something never attempted in Bollywood before.
If that wasn't all, Girish also performed a windmill action sequence impressing everyone on the sets. Said a source, "Not all actors are comfortable performing stunts but Girish was willing to do whatever the scene required. He insisted on doing the stunts himself and didn't want to use the assistance of a body double. Despite this he pulled the scenes off with elan and impressed everyone with his courage and dedication."
All praise for the debutante said director Prabhudheva, "Girish impressed me with his eagerness to do everything the script required. In fact though we suggested a body double for certain action scenes he wanted to do the stunts himself. His dedication and hardwork will take him a long way."
Playing an NRI who enters a village set-up, the young actor had to learn several things, which until the shooting of the movie, he was completely alien to, including jumping into a heap of cow dung.
While shooting in Bhor, Girish had to milk cows for a particular scene and had to learn the task at hand in a mere 20 minutes. The actor even learnt how to farm as well as ride a bullock cart for various scenes in the film.
Taking method acting to an all new level, Girish Kumar had to shoot for a scene where the camera had to capture an expression of his mouth burning. The actor actually ate 20 red chillies just to get the required facial expression.
Shot in India and overseas, the Girish Kumar & Shruti Haasan starrer 'RamaiyaVastavaiya' is scheduled to release 19th July,2013.