Vidyut Jammwal may have created an action star image with his high octane, death-defying stunts in movies like âForceâ and the âCommandoâ series, but when it comes to watching movies, the actor says his genre of choice is romance.
Jammwal, who has become one of the main action heroes in the Hindi film industry, said he prefers the adrenaline rush of stunts in movies rather than sitting down and watching a movie. action.
âI don’t like to watch the action, likeâ¦ It gives me a headache. There are too many ‘dang-dhadang’. I like to play it. I’ve always loved watching romantic movies more than anything, âsaid the 40-year-old actor.
The actor also recalled having a certain âhighâ when he watched the films of legendary action star Jackie Chan during his youth.
Today, as a performer, Jammwal, whose other movie credits are âJungleeâ and âKhuda Haafizâ, said his effort was to give his audience the same thrilling experience.
âWatching action movies bores me. It’s not because I think I can do better. It’s just thatâ¦ You like to do certain things and not watch them. This is the case. I love to play with them. I know the top.
âAs a kid, when I watched Jackie Chan, I enjoyed the fun of (watching him) do crazy stuff. Now I give this to other people and I like it.
The actor can currently be seen in the hostage action drama “Sanak – Hope Under Siege”, which airs on Disney + Hotstar.
The film directed by Kanishk Varma, backed by filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Zee Studios, also stars Rukmini Maitra, Neha Dhupia and Chandan Roy Sanyal.
“Sanak” is another addition to Jammwal’s filmography that tells stories set against a backdrop of action. But the actor said the country lacks artists genuinely interested in the genre.
âWe don’t have the actors to play (such stunts), we don’t have the directors to do it. We have people who believe they can make action movies but they really don’t have the capacity to do it. To shoot an action movie you have to really appreciate the genre, how to kick and punch.
âYou must have some experience in combat. I’m not saying they have to be martial artists, but they have to understand human abilities. I don’t think we have too many people here to do that, âhe said.
Jammwal said that few filmmakers like Varma, her “Khuda Haafiz” director Faruk Kabir and “Commando 3” director Aditya Datt are really capable of harnessing the potential of the genre.
âIf I find someone who understands him, I’ll work with him. Action is genre number one, but we don’t have directors with that vision, âhe added.
In July, the actor announced that he was becoming a producer with the spy thriller “IB 71”, which features him as an intelligence officer.
To be supported by its aptly titled Action Hero Films banner, the film will be directed by Hyderabad-based filmmaker Sankalp Reddy.
Jammwal said the idea behind becoming a producer was to give an opportunity to people who “no one gives a chance”.
âI want to bet on directors who really want (to make films) but who don’t have the capacity to socialize and be there at parties. I wanted to give people like me a break, and by a break I don’t mean I “kick” them. I just wanted to bet on people because someone had bet on me too.
The actor said he has completed a major filming program for his upcoming actor “Khuda Haafiz Chapter II”. Once the film is finished, he will begin work on “IB 71” and continue it with an action adventure film directed by Datt.