Reliable sources in the industry say that in one of the action scenes in Cobra, Vikram had to swing upside down in a rope with his mouth closed with a cloth.
Considering the risk, the film's director Ajay Gnanamuthu suggested a body double and he even tried but the stunt guy couldn't hold his breath. Later, Ajay also thought of modifying the scene but Vikram came forward and pulled it off. Besides hanging upside down, the scene also requires him to push down in the water.
Unfortunately, a character artist spoiled the scene so they also went for multiple retakes. The next day Vikram had to check his blood pressure regularly as he had a few health issues. But the actor has recuperated now and all set to resume the shoot once the Government lifts the lockdown.
Produced by Lalit's 7 Screen Studio, AR Rahman is composing the music for the film.