Martial arts must for actresses, says 'Bandook' actress

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 09:30 hrs

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Actress Manisha Kelkar, who will soon be seen in the forthcoming movie "Bandook", feels actresses should train in martial arts.

"I am training in martial arts not because of some film, but I believe that an actor should keep updating herself," Manisha said here Wednesday in an interview.

"I thought that in Bollywood, actresses are not totally trained in martial arts...Like when Akshay (Kumar) does stunts, it looks realistic...If an actress can also do it, it will be good. Then even scripts would be written for them," she added.

Manisha plays a village girl Kajri in "Bandook" and credits director Aditya Om for teaching her the nuances of her character.

"It is very different, I had to learn a lot, how she would sit, stand and all, how would she behave. My director Aditya Om taught me everything...," Manisha said.

"Bandook" also stars director Aditya, Arshad Khan, and Ashish Kotwal, and hits theatres Jan 18.

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