Powerpuff girls in B'wood

Sayoni Sinha
Yahoo! India Movies
21 March 2012

With Kareena Kapoor doing tough action scenes, Bollywood actresses are no longer shying away from doing some kick ass stunts. Here’s a list

Action scenes have always been a forte of Bollywood heroes. But not anymore as the ladies of the Hindi film industry are no longer playing the damsel in distress
 From swinging the sword to riding heady-duty bikes, they are ready to kiss ass and are quite sporting in doing action sequences. Here’s a list
 

 


Priyanka Chopra in 'Drona': For the film, Priyanka Chopra learned a martial art form called Gathka for a month and trainers from Punjab were called in for the training. She played Abhishek Bachchan's bodyguard (quite unbelievable!) and had to learn to use a weapon that looks like a wheel with ropes and small balls attached to it. Though the film sank without a trace, Priyanka shone through with her power packed stunts.

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Deepika Padukone in 'Chandni Chowk to China' : Deepika donned the action avatar for the first time in her career in 'Chandni Chowk To China'. She injured her ankle thrice over the same place but  having a martial arts choreographer of 'Kill Bill', 'Kung Fu Hustle', 'Matrix' helped her pull through some death-defying stunts. For three months, Deepika trained along with Akshay to get her moves right.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jodha Akbar: After playing the stunning chor in 'Dhoom2', Aishwarya took up sword fighting for the scene. The training for sword-fighting took place at Mehboob studios and she learnt sword-fighting for 45 days. The actress also performed some difficult stunts in 'Raavan' and 'Endhiran'.


Lara Dutta in 'Blue': The stunning actress not only lost oodles of weight for the film but also did some heavy-duty underwater stunts. The actress had to undergo rigorous swimming and scuba diving lessons for three months. She swam with the sharks and wowed the audience.

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