Arya stunned after watching Mammootty performs stunts sans dupes in The Great Father
Swashbuckling Kollywood hero Arya is making a comeback to Malayalam movies after a while through Megastar Mammootty’s The Great Father.
Arya is also one of the producers of the movie along with Prithviraj Sukumaran, Santhosh Sivan and Shaji Natesan. They own the production house August Cinemas.
Arya is known for his chiselled physique and his daredevilry stunts. The actor has pushed the limits in action sequences for many movies like Naan Kadavul, Irandam Ulagam, Meaghamann etc.
But the actor was stunned seeing the 65 year old superstar Mammootty perform in stunt sequences without any body doubles.
Arya said, “The first thing I noticed in Mammootty is the energy in him and his well maintained physique. He exercises daily without any failure and that is one of the reasons that help in performing stunts sequences even at this age.
I don’t like doing rope stunts as they are physically very tiring but he is game for all that without using any dupes. One instance that is worth a mention was the stunt in the climax sequence. We were shooting kn Wagamon then. I saw him practicing for that stunt many times.
He did not want any dupes and tried it himself many times before getting it perfect. Both his hands were tied from behind, he had to jump and get his hands in the front. It is the kind of stunt that people like Jackie Chan perform. I was bewildered while watching Mammootty perform this scene.
Arya is playing the character Andrews Eapen in the movie which also stars Sneha, Mia George, Shaam, Baby Anikha, Malavika Mohanan, Manikandan Achari, Suraj Venjaramoodu etc in other important roles.
The Great Father was earlier scheduled to release for this Christmas but was later postponed to January 27.