After Salman Khan, is Madhuri Dixit-Nene the new Dabangg in town?

The dhak-dhak girl will be seen doing some high-octane action scenes in her upcoming film, Gulaab Gang

You will agree with us that when it comes to some maar-dhaad and masaaledaar dialogues, no one can possibly beat Salman Khan. But looks like, Madhuri Dixit Nene is all set to give the Dabangg Khan a run for his money with her hero-like avatar and action sequences in her upcoming film, Gulaab Gang.

Called one of the biggest casting coups of Indian cinema, Gulaab Gang will have the most popular icons of Bollywood battle each other onscreen: Madhuri as the hero, Juhi Chawla as the Villain. The trailer of the film which was released a few days back has the dhak-dhak girl instilling life into high-octane action sequences.

The man behind these stunts, Kanishka Sharma, who has choreographed Madhuri’s stunts in the film reveals the strenuous training and hard work by the Dedh Ishqiya actor for Gulaab Gang.

He says, “The brief given to me by director Soumik Sen was to design the stunts in a manner that they look both aesthetic as well as realistic. It couldn’t be as gritty as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, neither could it be as suave as the Matrix,” adding that he trained Madhuri in rare martial art forms like Shaolin Kungfu, Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Shaolin Chin-na.

“I was taken aback by Madhuri’s agility and her pitch-perfect timing! I extensively trained Madhuri for a month in Shaolin Kung Fu, besides stick training, Shaolin joint locking, Kali knife, short stick and of course, close combat” he adds further.

“I remember a scene where Madhuri had to twist a man’s arm and kick him hard. I rehearsed with her for a few hours before the shot, but was a little apprehensive. Later, I was shocked at how comfortably she pulled it off. She makes all my otherwise tiring action look effortless on screen!” says Kanishka.

Well, all of this surely makes us even more eager to watch Gulaab Gang. What about you BollywoodLifers?