GOT’s action director Paul Jennings has set our expectations high by comparing the film ‘War’ to ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Fast & Furious’
Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff are going to face off the high octane movie ‘War’. Sidharth Anand directorial, which also stars Vanni Kapoor in the lead sees Hrithik and Tiger jump off a building, indulge in some jaw-dropping fights and whatnot. Don’t they look at par with Hollywood standards? That’s because War roped in international stunt director Paul Jenning.
Hrithik Roshan’s War= Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible
Tiger Shroff’s War= Vin Diesel’s Fast & Furious
Stunt director Paul Jenning discussed War in a new interview and compared the Hrithik-Tiger starrer with the likes of Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ and Vin Diesel’s ‘Fast & Furious’.
Speaking to an entertainment portal, Jennings explained that Bollywood allows you to play with the boundaries. Given the flexible boundaries, action directors can imagine and play out spectacular action sequences.
Why Paul Jennings loves Bollywood
“What I love about Bollywood is that you can push the action a little bit further,” says Jennings, who forays into Hindi cinema with War. “You can do things that push the boundaries of believability right to the edge. As a result, you can end up with more spectacular sequences. In Hindi movies, you can sometimes be limited by the budget. But on this film, Adi [Aditya Chopra, producer] wanted to have the best action sequences possible. So, we had a big budget and were able to [give shape to] any grand sequence we envisioned. So, I would say there is no difference between the sequences in War and say, Mission Impossible or The Fast and Furious! The film is at par with them.”
If it is the stunt choreographer’s job to visualise never-seen-before sequences, it is up to the actors to breathe life into them on celluloid. Thus, Paul Jenning also applauded Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff for bringing their own essence to the scenes.
“They are both dedicated actors who worked hard at different facets of their craft, including physical training, fighting, and dancing. We would choreograph fight sequences during rehearsals and then show them to Hrithik and Tiger, who would then inject their individuality to the moves. It is because of them that we could take the fights to a whole new level.”
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