Freddy Daruwala had a near-to-death experience while shooting for Crackdown 2

Freddy Daruwala had a near-to-death experience while shooting for Crackdown 2
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Jun 2023

Freddy Daruwala, majorly known for his action-packed roles and performances, had a near-to-death experience while performing a stunt on one of his latest projects in Kashmir!Inone of his most current web series 'Crackdown S2', there was a stunt Freddy had to performon a bridge. The actor had to do a pull up under a bridge while a drone shot was tocapture it all.

The director Apoorva Lakhia had planned it for a studio shoot understandingthe risk, but Freddy insisted he does it in real time and on live locations! It was peak ofwinter with minus temperature in Kashmir. The water was freezing cold when the actorstarted performing the stunt bare chested!

Freddy came walking out of the water unhurt

Freddy finished what he had to do butunfortunately by then his hands were frozen and a slight delay in lifting him up, resulted the actor falling from 35 feet in the freezing cold water. No doubt, he sustained injurieson his back, legs and shoulders. The entire set was in shock but when Freddy came walking out of the water unhurt, much to the surprise of the crew. The director immediately called off the shoot and was concerned over his situation, but Freddy resumed the shoot the very next day being a professional actor.

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Freddy reveals,''I should have been more careful.

Recalling the incident, Freddy reveals, "I should have been more careful. I remember director (Apoorva Lakhia) informing me about us having all the possibilities and safety harness to execute the scene. But I insisted of doing it on myown but the end result didn't turn out to be the way it should have been and as per my and Apoorva sir's expectations. It was more risky because it wasn't the last day of the shootand if I was hurt, the shoot would have got stalled. But luckily nothing of that sorthappened and I continued shooting."

"Next day, I faced a lot of difficulties with severeback injuries. A few things I learnt from the incident that I am an actor and not a stuntman but sometimes an actor gets carried away in the name of realism and to give audiencesrealistic experience. But sometimes we forget that there are a lot of people associated with us and working with us for a project which can go haywire if any unfortunate incidenthappens on the set. Going ahead, I will ensure that I will play it safe so that I don'thurt myself and secondly it doesn't hamper the shoot schedule," adds Freddy