Whenever we see our favorite Bollywood star performing action stunts like jumping from a roof top, chasing bikes and car and fighting goons, we praise them for their daring act but little do we know that it is not them but their body double who perform the death-defying act.
It is high time we call these marvelous stunt doubles who go out all the way risking their lives so it seems that our favorite actors looks good while performing the deadly stunts. Here are the Bollywood top stunt doubles who deserve respect for an amazing work they do
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The first stunt woman of India, Reshma Pathan, did the body double for Hema Malini in the Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster Sholay which changed her life. She went on to body double stunts for Meenakshi Sesashdri, Meena Kumari, Saira Banu and Dimple Kapadia.
Winner of 2 lifetime achievement award and 7 Taurus World stunt nomination, Sanober Padriwalla has been performing stunts for 20 years of her life playing body double for actresses like Anushka Sharma in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2 and Raavan, Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3.
Jawed El Berni
The Hollywood stuntman, Jawed El Berni, has done some marvelous stunts which included Amitabh Bachchan in Thugs Of Hindostan, Prabhas in Saaho, Hrithik Roshan in Bang Bang and Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger and Ready
The Bangalore based, M.S.Balram, played the stunt double to Abhishek Bachchan from Mani Ratnam directed Raavan, where he performed the 80-foot dive at the Hoggenakkal falls in Karnataka
Asif Rashid Mehta
Like his father Rashid Khan, Asif Rashid Mehta love for motor racing inspired him to become a stuntman in films like Jodhar Akbar, Race 3 and Cheat India. Asif Mehta was in news last year when nabbed a man molesting a girl near his house.
Parvez has over 50.3K followers on Instagram thanks to his popularity of being an exact replica of Salman Khan in almost every film of the superstar. Don’t believe us ? Check out this video :-
Sameer ali khan
Another popular stunt man, Sameer ali khan, has done deadly acts in films like Krissh 3, Airlift and Happy New Year.
Probably one of the best international action director, Seyoung Oh has given us few of the best hand-combat scenes in the blockbuster films like WAR, Junglee, Fan and Bharat. He has also been the body double for action scenes in these films.