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Coolie No 1 stunt goes horribly wrong, Varun Dhawan escapes major accident

Varun was left hanging off the edge of a cliff in a car while filming a stunt scene.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 27, 2019 15:46 IST
Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan poses with his director dad David Dhawan

Varun Dhawan escaped a major accident while filming a stunt scene for his upcoming film Coolie No 1 -- directed by his father David Dhawan. Actually, Varun got stuck inside a car hanging off a cliff and its doors got jammed. 

Varun, however, kept calm and escaped unhurt.

The unit was filming a scene in the outskirts of Pune, which required the actor to deliver some close-up shots inside a car as it hung off the cliff.

According to an onlooker present during the shoot, when Varun was filming his shot, he realised that the car door had got jammed and wouldn't open.

"Even though the stunt was rehearsed several times under the supervision of the stunt coordinators and all the safety precautions were taken by the director and the producers of the film, things didn't go as planned. This was just a one-off freak incident," the onlooker said.

"What followed was a few minutes of dread for everyone present on the set. It was proving to be all the more difficult given how precariously the car was balanced on the edge. Varun being the cool master, kept his calm and was finally pulled out with the assistance of a stunt coordinator," the onlooker added.

Varun is stepping into the shoes of Govinda, who featured in the original film released in 1995. Sara Ali Khan will getting into the skin of his ladylove, which was played by Karisma Kapoor in 1995 film directed by David Dhawan.

The film is slated to release on May 1, 2020.

(With IANS inputs)


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