Arjun’s Jai Hind 2: Mano Bala’s risky stunt
We have heard of stars performing risky stunts to impress audiences. But details of a ‘risky’ stunt performed by director and actor Mano ...
Giving out details of the incident, Mano Bala said, “Actor Arjun, who has also directed Jai Hind 2, wanted me to ride a moped with the heroine riding pillion for one of the sequences. I kept telling him that I was not someone who was accustomed to performing ‘risky stunts’ and therefore pleaded with him to avoid the scene. He retorted saying, ‘You call riding a moped risky? Then, what will you say about the stunts we perform? We jump from 80ft high buildings.’ I replied, ‘You are the ones who get big hoardings. They don’t keep cut-outs for us. So, why must we take the risk?’ Anyway, he had his way and the scene was shot. I rode the moped and the heroine rode pillion with me. We would have hardly moved a few feet when the vehicle skidded and both of us sustained injuries. I turned to Arjun and said, ‘This is precisely why I said I don’t do risky stunts.’”