Bollywood’s Commando Vidyut Jammawal who is popular for his fighting style and stuntsis global recognition to Indian martial art form Kalaripayattu.
Popular US pop culture website Looper has released a list of top martial artists across the globe and Vidyut is in this list. He is the only Indian to make in this list. Tweeting about the same, he wrote, “One doesn't find balance, we have to learn how to create it, by knowing what to keep and what to let go #kalaripayattu #balancing fearlessly.”
KALARIPAYATTU SAYS : PUNCHING AND KICKS DONT MAKE A GREAT MARTIAL ARTIST, LEARNING PATIENCE AND UPSETTING THE BALANCE OF ONES OPPONENT COMPLETES HIM BEING ONE.. #guru&I #kalaripayattu pic.twitter.com/NMqMyRCU4z— Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) July 24, 2018
“Honours like this help me give back to the community of Kalaripayattu to which I owe my life and all this success,” Jammwal said in a statement.
“It has been a very fulfilling journey and I am looking forward for the audience to experience more of Kalaripayattu in my upcoming film Junglee,” he added.
Jammwal has finished shooting for Junglee,which is about the relationship between a man and elephants. The film is directed by Chuck Russell, who has helmed Hollywood films such as The Mask, Eraser and The Scorpion King.
“It is great to see Vidyut being noted as the rising star in action films across the world,” Russell said. “He has a rare combination of cinematic charm and killer moves that will make him unstoppable after this film.”
“What really distinguishes Vidyut is his deep knowledge of the martial art Kalaripayattu and his understanding of its philosophy to not only protect and fight, but also use it to heal,” the director added. “I had the pleasure of creating his role in Junglee to play his style of action supporting a positive message. I can’t wait for audiences to see it on the big screen.”
Jammwal responded saying: “Chuck’s kind words are icing on the cake.Working with him on Junglee was like a dream come true. He pushed me to extract one of my best performances so far.”