Akshay Kumar is well-known for his action roles, his love of fitness and adventure.
His latest film however, stretches that reputation to the absolute limit.
‘Brothers’ is the official re-make of the 2011 Hollywood classic ‘Warrior’ and is a hard-hitting action drama which tells the tale of warring brothers – played by Kumar and hot young star Sidharth Malhotra – from a broken family.
The Hollywood original was acclaimed for its hyper-realistic fight scenes between stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
‘Brothers’ director Karan Malhotra and his action star Kumar – along with the young protégé Malhotra – protégé Malhotra were determined to reproduce that authenticity.
Here’s a look at Akshay preparing for the tough training sequences in Brothers by, what else, recreating his home gym on set. And can we just say, that’s a gym and a half!
Malhotra, the break-out star of ‘Student of the Year’, was determined not to be outdone by Akshay. His transformation is as dramatic as any in the world of cinema.
Alas the poor victims of his fitness regime?
Some humungous tractor tyres of course!
‘Brothers’ is in cinemas August 14