Ajay Devgan plays the character of pehalwan Prithviraj Raghuvanshi in Rohit Shetty’s film. While shooting for the film, the actor lifted a traditional akhada equipment for a particular scene. Known as the ballam, it weighs around 50 kilos and is used by pehalwans in desi akhadas as part of their training and workouts.
According to unit sources, a particular action scene required Ajay Devgn to lift the 50 kilo ballam like the pehalwans do. The director had kept a lighter one on hand, which weighed much less than the original for the shot. However, Ajay insisted on using the real ballam as he wanted the shot to look perfect. Due to his fit physique, he managed to lift it and pulled the shot off.
Fitness trainer Prashant Sawant under whom Devgn has been working out is accompanying the actor for the shoot.