John Abraham, who made headlines after lifting a motorbike in ‘Force’ (2011), has now beaten the record he himself set as he will be seen lifting a 1580 Kg weighted Mercedes Benz in the film’s upcoming sequel, ‘Force 2’.
According to Asian Age, director of the first instalment, Vipul Amrutlal Shah, confirmed the news, “When John lifted the bike, it became a talking point even though many claimed that it was a tweaked shot carried out with trick photography. But he proved all of the sceptics wrong by lifting the bike at a press conference during the film’s promotions. When we were discussing ‘Force 2,’ John himself came up with the idea of lifting a car, as the plan was to make the sequel bigger and better than the original,” Vipul Amritlal Shah, director of the first instalment, is quoted to have said.
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The filmmaker, however, does admit that this time round, the actor did need help, unlike the previous time when he had actually lifted the bike, since it’s humanely implausible to lift an object that heavy. The ‘Namastey London’ filmmaker however posited that the actor, nevertheless, should be applauded for his efforts.
“Obviously, one can’t lift a car completely on their own. But John worked extremely hard on the sequence. Most people can’t even do one-tenth of what John has done in this film. Also, director Abhinay Deo has executed the sequence well,” he disclosed, adding, “He began prepping up by working out in the gym for six-seven hours every day and keeping a close watch on his diet four-five months before we began shooting. However, it was tricky as he hadn’t been able to go to the gym after the accident and so he had to start gaining weight from scratch. He has done a commendable job.”
The first theatrical trailer of ‘Force 2’, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha as the female protagonist, will release on 30th September.
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