American website Looper recently released a list of top martial artists from around the world, in which Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal got the sixth position.
Only Indian On The list
— Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) July 30, 2018
Vidyut is the only Indian to make this list After receiving the awards, Vidyut said, “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.” “Honours like this help me give back to the community of Kalaripayattu to which I owe my life and all this success,” He added. These are the rest rank holders: In addition to the Vidyut Jamwal, the list includes Elrram Choi, Scott Edkins, Marco Jarr, Latif Kroder, Wu Jing and Johnny Nguyen.
Trained Since Childhood
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
Born on December 10, 1980, in the house of an army officer in Kerala, at the age of 3, at Palakkad’s ashram, he started training of ‘Kalaripayattu’ (martial art style of Kerala). His mother used to train this training center. Vidyut has done live action shows in more than 25 countries.
Great Career In Bollywood
He started acting career with Telugu film ‘Shakti’ (2011). This year he worked in the Bollywood film ‘Force’. Stanley ka dabba, Commandos, Bullet Raja, Hindi films like Commando 2 and Badshaho.
Chuck Russell’s ‘Wild’
Vidyut Jamwal recently completed the movie ‘Junglee’. This film will show the relationship between humans and elephants directed by Chuck Russell. Chuck Russell already directed the movies like The Mask, The Scorpion King, and Eraser.
Director Russell talking about Vidyut said, “It is great to see Vidyut being noted as the rising star in action films across the world. 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. 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.”
To which Vidyut replied, “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.” Also, check out First Indian Female Wrestler To Fight At Wrestlemania, here.