Taekwondo training comes to Madhuri's aid in 'Gulaab Gang'

Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 3:19pm IST | Agency: PTI

Actress Madhuri Dixit, who will be seen doing action sequences in her upcoming film 'Gulaab Gang', has used her Taekwondo skills which she learnt in US to pull off difficult stunts.

"When I was Denver, I used to take my kids to a Taekwondo class. I used to sit there and wait for an hour to bring them back. One day I thought that I was just sitting and wasting my time.

"So, we enrolled in a family programme. We were five steps away from getting the black belt. It has helped me a lot in doing action for 'Gulaab Gang'," Madhuri told PTI in an interview.

Besides Taekwondo, Madhuri feels her dancing skills helped her choreograph her fight scenes in the movie but she did train with Shaolin Kung Fu expert Kanishka Sharma to polish her movements.

"To a certain extent dance and fight are similar.

There is a rhythm to both fighting and dance scenes. The body has to move in a certain way. It was hand to hand combat so Kanishka helped me further polish my movements," she added.

The film tells the story of a group of Indian women dressed in pink saris, fighting against social injustice, operating in Bundelkhand Uttar and Madhya Pradesh.

It features Madhuri and Juhi Chawla together for the first time.

Produced by Anubhav Sinha and directed by debutant Soumik Sen, 'Gulaab Gang' is slated for March 7 release.


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