In a gripping scene in Sujoy Ghosh’s Jaane Jaan, Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat tackle one another at a martial arts class. The bodily struggle symbolises the battle of wits between Varma’s cop character Karan and Ahlawat’s Math instructor character Naren within the homicide thriller. Varma, who describes himself as a “couch-friendly man”, says that he needed to endure a two-month coaching in martial arts to have the ability to pull off the sequence. “Two of the hardest scenes for me have been my opening [fight] sequence, and the face-off with Jaideep. I had undergone immense coaching for these stunts. From being a couch-friendly man to hitting the health club each morning, going for yoga retreats and following a strict food plan, I altered my way of life for the movie,” says the actor.
Since dropping on Netflix final week, the Kareena Kapoor Khan-led movie has been receiving broad reward. It fulfilled Varma’s need of seeing himself performing martial arts on display. “I’m glad the audiences have given Jaane Jaan a lot love. I’ve all the time admired Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, and hoped I may carry out stunts like them some day. This movie made it potential.”
When adapting Keigo Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X for the display, Ghosh noticed Varma’s character as an enthralling cop. The director is impressed that the actor not solely labored out rigorously to achieve a lithe body, but additionally picked up martial arts. “We would have liked Vijay to be an athletic martial arts skilled who’s a police officer, however his superpower is his allure. He charms his means into the whole lot. He needed to painting physicality with intelligence as a result of his character is sharp and
centered. Vijay skilled laborious for [those sequences]. You can’t pretend martial artwork strikes. All the things proven is uncooked and actual.”