Commando fame Vidyut Jammwal is one of the best action heroes of Bollywood. More than that, the actor is also a fantastic martial artist as he gives us glimpses of his skills on Instagram. Not many would know but Vidyut is a trained martial artist and has learnt kalarippayattu since the age of three. He is often seen flaunting her death-defying skills on Instagram which is impressive AF! Considering his skills are at par excellence, Jammwal has now found a spot in the list of ‘top martial artists in the world’. That’s right!
The search giant Google mentions Jammwal’s name in the list, joining the likes of legendary Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Johnny Tri Nguyen, Stevan Seagal, Donnie Yen and more. He even shared a screenshot on his Instagram a while back where his photo is seen at the top. This is not the first time, his name was on the list earlier where he seemed to have been in the fifth position. That time, he shared the picture on the photo-sharing app and backed it, “I don’t need Google..JAMMWALIONS know everything.. I love you # ITrainLikeVidyutJammwal #countryboy”
When asked where did he learn his martial arts skills, to which he told Deadline, “I came from a family in the south of India where we practised martial arts. I started playing with swords and sticks at the age of three, they were just toys for me. Nobody told me not to try them out, nobody put the fear in my head that I might get hurt. I never learned this, I just played and I enjoyed it.”
“Every time I meet somebody who has no idea about the Indian film industry, the way I am introduced is not ‘this is Vidyut’, they say, ‘this is the action hero of India’. It’s a matter of pride for me, that I get introduced in that way. I was recently in China and I was awarded Best Action Sequence Choreographer by Jackie Chan (for Junglee),” he also mentioned in the interview. The actor has also turned producer and reportedly he named his production house, ‘the action hero of India’ instead of ‘Vidyut Jammwal Films.’
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