Taapsee Pannu took up several forms of martial arts lessons including Krav Maga and mix martial arts for her upcoming film, Naam Shabana.
Choosing to learn and do all her stunts herself without a body double, the Running Shaadi actress was trained by one of the renowned martial arts expert and Hollywood stunt director, Cyril Raffaelli.
Taapsee shared, “I have always been a hyper active kid who used to love outdoor sports. Unfortunately this made suffer a lot of bruises and wounds quite frequently.
"My parents know how I can go all out and crazy when it comes to any form of sport, this time its martial art.
"Seeing a few shots in trailer and knowing what I’m going to do my mother was always concerned if I have broken a bone or torn a muscle.
"Thankfully, I was totally injury free this entire film. All credit to the stunt director and my crew of Naam Shabana. They took all necessary precautions.”
Directed by Shivam Nair, Naam Shabana stars Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran as well as Akshay Kumar in a key role.
Naam Shabana releases in cinemas on 3 March 2017.