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When Sanju jumped off a running train!

June 25, 2009 3:17:37 PM IST
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Sanjay Dutt has performed a stunning action sequence for Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd's forthcoming film LUCK. He jumped from a speeding train, blindfolded and with his hands tied behind his back without any cables or dummies!

Director Soham Shah says Dutt's sequence is one of the biggest and the most expensive highlights of the film, ''It's Sanju's introductory sequence. He jumps, along with other actors, from a running train, blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back.''

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Says Soham, ''It's about these characters testing their luck. We set up cables and kept harnesses ready. So, if anything went wrong Sanju would not be injured. But when we narrated the scene to him, he said he didn't want to use any safety measures or dummies. He was kicked about shooting such a high-voltage action scene on his own.'' Action director Allan Amin led the action team.

''The train sequence with five running trains was technically impossible to set up in Mumbai or any other big city, so we shot in Goa. The authorities helped us change guards and some trains were kept on standby for a couple of days on two railway tracks. It was a very expensive shoot. A five-day shoot with five trains a day cost us over Rs 1.5 crore,'' adds Soham.

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Actor Sanjay Dutt says, ''I hadn't shot such a hard-core action sequence in a long time, so when the opportunity arose, I decided to do it myself. Initially, I was a bit nervous but then I gauged the jump from the cage in the train to the tracks. After the jump, we had to speed away from the train, and keep running. For that split second, I had my heart in my mouth but fortunately, things went well.''

LUCK slated to release on 24th July, also stars Imraan Khan, Shruti Haasan, Mithun Chakroborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kisshen and Chitrakshi.