Last Updated: 03.55 PM, Mar 24, 2023
Suniel Shetty has been receiving love from the audience for his recently released web series Hunter - Tootega Nahi, Todega. The actor has done several high-octane action sequences in the show. In a recent chat, he looked back at his younger days, when he and his contemporaries like Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn risked their lives to do actions onscreen. meeting with several accidents along the way.
Talking about how things have changed, Suniel told OTTplay, "It is much better and safer for actors to do action sequence now, and I am happy for the young generation. They are is a much safer space. Back in the day, there were no precautionary measures, like we have now. These days, action looks much bigger onscreen because of visual effects. But we had to risk our lives every day, and every second day we sustained injuries. Our fighters and stuntmen used to get more injured and we even lost some of them. And that's sad."
He went on to add, "We had to jump and fall knowing that we will hurt our knees and elbows. All we did was pad our elbows with a sponge and jump. We used to jump into beer boxes or on the floor, which was very risky, and if we got scared, we were casually told, 'Kuch nahi, Masterji ka ashirvaad lo aur kood jao (laughs).' But you see, we survived that and now the present generation is enjoying the benefit of it."
Suniel confessed that at his age, if he is still doing action, it's because of all the technological advances. "Be it cameras that capture closeup wonderfully to show the intensity, or equipment that saves us while doing the action -- all of that has helped me to high-octane action sequences," said the 61-year-old actor.
Hunter - Tootega Nahi, Todega revolves around Suniel's character, ACP Vikram. The series also stars Esha Deol, Rahul Dev, and Karanvir Sharma. Directed by Prince Dhiman and Alok Batra, the eight-episode web series is available to stream on Amazon miniTV.