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Not Just Insurance Cover, Akshay Has This Idea For Stunt Artists And We Cannot But Agree

Published on 25 April, 2017 at 5:56 pm By

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Akshay Kumar is more than just a star – he has a heart which thinks about the welfare of all.

In March, Akshay grabbed headlines by donating Rs.1.08 crore to the families of CRPF jawans who attained martyrdom in the Sukma naxal attack.

 

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But we love the National Award winner for his stunts.

In fact, he was the first leading man in Bollywood to do dangerous stunts on his own. And there is no doubt that the Bollywood khiladi has been the reigning king in the business till the arrival of Tiger Shroff and Vidyut Jamwal.


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So, obviously, Akshay has taken it upon himself to make sure that the stuntmen and stuntwomen get the recognition they deserve.

The actor launched a special insurance scheme for all the stunt artists, including stunt chorepographers, working in Bollywood.

 


Each of the around 380 stunt artist in the industry is now covered under an insurance scheme of Rs.10 lakh in case of death and Rs.6 lakh in case of injury.

According to reports, Akshay said:

“I am a stuntman first before an actor. For 10 years, I worked as a stuntman in Hindi film industry before getting the opportunity of acting. So I know how stuntmen risk their lives to earn their bread.”

But that is not where Akshay stopped. He said that since stunt artists risk their lives for entertainment, they, too, should be honored like actors.

 

“I know what it takes to risk their lives to entertain us. So I think they should get equal respect even at the award shows for their work,” said Akshay.

Indeed, this is what is very important. In Hollywood, they have the Taurus World Stunt Awards, which recognizes the best performing male and female stunt artists in the industry.


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Forget about awards and other high honors, Indian stunt artists remain a largely neglected lot.

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