Ajith’s racing DNA came to
the fore once again during the shooting
schedule of Asal in France.
The unit was shooting a car chase
sequence and a stunt expert named
Patrick who specialized in car chase
sequences had been roped in for
the job. At a particular point,
the car in which Ajith’s character
is supposed to be traveling was
required to do some risky maneuvers.
Patrick requested Ajith to make
way for a body double to drive the
car for these shots. But, Ajith
was insistent on driving the car
himself and pulled off the required
maneuvers with ease. Patrick was
a bit awed because he had never
seen an actor being so good at the
wheel at such high speeds. Quite
obviously, he did not know much
about Ajith’s racing history
and that he was a man who was close
to choosing car racing as a profession.
Let’s hope that the car chase
sequence turns out to be a thrilling
experience on screen.