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Actor Sidharth Malhotra garnered immense appreciation for his action in his upcoming movie Yodha. Ever since the trailer was released, fans have been going gaga over his style and his swag in the action sequences. But did you know that Sidharth had to go through an intense training session to get all his moves right? For the unversed, the Shershaah actor does the action himself for Yodha. He even trained himself in hand-to-hand combat and knife techniques, so that it looks natural and effective.

Moreover, Sidharth wanted his character Arun Katyal to look convincing as he even shed oodles of weight for the role. The makers released a video on what went on behind the action sequences. In the video, Malhotra said, “I lost weight for it, got a different kind of training. It started with a lot of prep of just understanding what looks good on my body. We trained a lot in hand-to-hand combat with Craig and his team.

Behind-the-scenes of Sidharth Malhotra in action sequences

Action director Craig who is popularly known for War, Pathaan and Jawan praises Sidharth’s ability to pick up action quicker than anyone in the game. The action director said, “He was very easy to teach choreography and techniques because if you showed him something once he picked it up just like that.” He further added, “He was very clean and his movement was incredible with the weapon. So, I was very impressed that he took on those challenges and he handled them like a boss.

Sidharth Malhotra calls his character in Yodha a ‘bharpoor’ character that he’s excited for the audience to watch. Directed by Sagar Ambre & Pushkar Ojha, Yodha release date is March 15. The movie also stars Raashii Khanna and Disha Patani.

Also read: Sidharth Malhotra starrer Yodha creates new record, opts for one-of-it-kind trailer launch mid-air for the first time

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