Bollywood actors undergoing extensive training to perfect their roles on screen is nothing new. While we rarely get to hear of the hard work they put in behind their glamorous roles, every once in a while some stories float in. The latest we hear is about the talented Ranbir Kapoor. The actor is reported to undergo hardcore training in multiple forms of Indian martial arts for his upcoming Ayan Mukerji directed Brahmastra.
As the first leg of the film wraps its shoot in Bulgaria, the film will grant Ranbir a one month long window to further sharpen his skills for his act in the superhero flick. Ranbir will use the time to train in Kalaripayattu, Huyen Langlon among others. "Ranbir will train in Kalaripayattu and Varma Kalai. He is required to have the physique of a gymnast for the film, and these martial art forms will help him achieve that," Mid-Day quoted a source close to the project.
While it is not feasible for Ranbir to pick up all these forms, he will surely try to pick up a few tricks for the camera. "He only needs to pick up combat training tricks. He will be spending time in developing each skill required for the film's action sequences. We will focus on Phunaba Anishuba [the unarmed style of combat under Huyen langlon]. Though a month is a short span of time, his team of trainers will take him through the basics of each form,” said a trainer close to the development.
Earlier it had been reported that Ranbir’s co-star Alia Bhatt had hurt herself during an action sequence which had prompted her to be on complete rest resulting in a roadblock of sorts for the film. The movie also features Amitabh Bachchan and is slated for an August 15, 2019 release.