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'Not my age to do action'

Earlier in March, Aamir Khan – who will be seen working with him in the film, revealed that the megastar had suffered a shoulder and back injury

Not my age to do action

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently said he broke several bones shooting for action sequences in Thugs of Hindostan, but he went with the flow to honour director Vijay Krishna Acharya's wishes. In March, his Thugs co-star Aamir Khan revealed that the megastar had suffered a shoulder and back injury. "It is not my age to do all this but our director asked us to do so I did it. There is no part of the body that has not been broken and there is no doctor that I haven't met. There is not much improvement," Bachchan, 75, said.

While speaking on the trailer launch of Thugs of Hindostan, the actor shared his experience of shooting the action sequences in rains, which added to his woes.

"Had they made me wear normal clothes, it would have been easier but I was made to wear armour. They made me wear leather clothes and it was so heavy, it was about 30-40 kg, then they gave me a sword, turban and long hair."

"It took three hours for me to get ready. The most dangerous part was all the action sequences were shot in rains due to which the clothes got all the more heavy," he added. Contrary to popular view," the actor said.

Bachchan believes technological advancement has made the job of an actor more difficult. "After technology became advanced, people look more into detailing. Don't think because of technology our work has become easy."

"To some extent visually, it has become a lot more presentable. But in the old days, we chose large locations, shot at the location and everything was done immediately," he said.

There were reports that Thugs... is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel 'Confessions of a Thug'.



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