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Abhimanyu Dassani learns a special martial art for Nikkama in Turkey

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The director who introduced Tiger Shroff is now all geared to present Abhimanyu Dassani, son of ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ (1989) actress Bhagyashree and Himalaya Dasani, in a larger than life action entertainer. ‘Nikkama’ being an action love story, Abhimanyu was the first name that popped in contention and on hearing the script the actor instantly gave his nod.

To prepare for the action scenes, he flew to Turkey to master hand to hand combat, as the film boast of actual fight sequences. He returned just before the start of the first schedule.

When Abhimanyu got an insight in regards to the action he is expected to do in the film, he went and mastered the art in Turkey. The actor likes doing the action scenes on his own. A major chunk of action of the movie was recently filmed in Lucknow.

Abhimanyu shares, “There is a lot of action in ‘Nikamma’. Sabbir Sir, and I both were keen that I do all the action and stunts myself. We wanted all the action sequences to look authentic. We decided that I should learn Capoeira before starting the shoot. We travelled to Turkey specially to learn this fight form and it was an amazing experience. I trained with the armed forces there which was extremely engaging because it wasn’t just fancy film fighting, but moreover real life protection and take downs.”

‘Nikkama’ is jointly produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films and is scheduled to release on 5th June 2020. The film also features Shilpa Shetty and Shirley Setia in the lead roles.

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