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We might be enjoying all the action and romance in bollywood movies but we often fail to acknowledge the body doubles behind the breath taking scenes in the movies. These people in my opinion are unsung heroes because of which movies like Chennai Express, Dhoom franchise, Bang Bang and so on could make so much name.

  1. Geeta TandonTandon has been body double to actresses like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Bipasha Basu in movies like Chennai express, Welcome, Corporate and so on. Married at the age of 15, she escaped her abusive alcoholic husband and has never looked back since.
  2. Jawed El Berni          A charming French boy has body doubled for big shots like Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger and Akshay Kumar in Housefull 2. Jawed is a trained martial artist for past 20 years and is a big asset to Bollywood when it comes to stunt scenes.
  3. M.S. BalramOwing to his uncanny resemblance to Abhishek Bachchan, M. S. Balram has worked as his body double in Raavan. Now we know who it was jumping into the water from the hilltop!
  4. Asif MehtaAsif Mehta has body doubled for actors like Manoj Bajpai in Shootout at Lokhandwala and Emran Hashmi. In an interview he said how he got severely injured while playing body double to Manoj Bajpai in Shootout at Lokhandwala. Great work there!
  5. Riyaz ShaikhShaikh has body doubled for almost all big shots like Salman, Hritik, Shahrukh, Akshay and many more for over quarter of a century now.

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