Mumbai, Oct 18: Vidyut Jammwal might have created an action star image with his high-octane, death-defying stunts in films like ‘Force’ and the ‘Commando’ series, but when it comes to watching movies, the actor says his go-to genre is romance.
Jammwal, who has become one of the leading action heroes in the Hindi film industry, said he prefers the adrenaline rush of stunts in movies to sitting and watching a movie. action.
“I don’t like to watch the action, the genre… It gives me a headache. There are too many “dang-dhadang”. I like making it. I’ve always loved watching romantic movies more than anything else,” the 40-year-old actor told PTI in an interview.
The actor also recalled feeling a certain “high” when watching legendary action star Jackie Chan’s movies in his growing years.
Today as a performer, Jammwal, whose other films are ‘Junglee’ and ‘Khuda Haafiz’, said his goal is to give his audience the same thrilling experience.
“Watching action movies bores me. It’s not because I think I can do better. It’s just that… You like to do certain things and not watch them. This is the case. I love playing in them. I know the high.
“As a child, when I watched Jackie Chan, I liked the high of (watching him) doing crazy stuff. Now I give that to other people and I love it.
The actor can currently be seen in the hostage action drama “Sanak – Hope Under Siege,” streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
The film directed by Kanishk Varma, supported 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 an action backdrop. But the actor said the country lacks artists genuinely interested in crafting the genre.
“We don’t have the actors to perform (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 so. To shoot an action movie, you have to really appreciate the genre, how you kick and punch.
“You have to have some combat experience. 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,” he said.
Jammwal said few filmmakers like Varma, its “Khuda Haafiz” director Faruk Kabir and “Commando 3” director Aditya Datt are truly capable of harnessing the genre’s potential.
“If I find someone who understands him, I will work with him. Action is the number one genre, but we don’t have directors with such a vision,” he added.
In July, the actor announced 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 a producer’s transformation was to give an opportunity to people who “no one gives a chance”.
“I want to bet on directors who really have it in them (to make movies) but don’t have the ability to socialize and be out there at parties. I wanted to give people like me a break, and by break I don’t mean I’m “throwing” them. I just wanted to bet on people because someone also bet on me.
The actor said he has completed a major filming schedule for his upcoming cast member “Khuda Haafiz Chapter II.” Once the film is completed, he will begin work on “IB 71” and will follow it with an action-adventure film directed by Datt. (Agencies)