Vidyut Jammwal is set to up the ac­tion quo­tient as an Army man

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He is trained in the tra­di­tional In­dian mar­tial art form of Kalar­i­pay­attu, and ac­tion is, in­deed, Vidyut Jammwal’s forte. Ex­pect the ac­tor to up the ac­tion quo­tient, as he dons the uni­form of an Army man in his next film, Baad­shaho.

Vidyut says, “I could re­late to the fact that he is an Army of­fi­cer who is dis­ci­plined, witty, and quirky.” How­ever, more than the char­ac­ter it­self, what made him take up the role was the fact that Mi­lan Luthria was di­rect­ing the film. “I was, for a very long time, dy­ing to work with him. And when he nar­rated this script to me, it sounded per­fect. So the rea­son ba­si­cally was Mi­lan,” says the ac­tor.

Vidyut plays one of the six char­ac­ters whose jour­ney the film traces, dur­ing the Emer­gency in In­dia be­tween 1975 and 1977. And if Mi­lan Luthria was the rea­son for him to sign up for the film, Vidyut’s big­gest take­away has been from ac­tor Ajay Devgn, his co-star in this film and one of Bollywood’s most wellestab­lished ac­tion stars. “When you’re work­ing with one of the most bril­liant ac­tion heroes in the coun­try, Ajay Devgn, you learn so much,” says Vidyut. “He knows it all… he has seen it all… I en­joyed the time I spent with Ajay sir.”

I could re­late to the fact that [my char­ac­ter in Baad­shaho] is an Army of­fi­cer who is dis­ci­plined, witty, and quirky VIDYUT JAMMWAL, AC­TOR

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