Taapsee Pannu is all set for her new action packed role in her upcoming movie Naam Shabana where she will be playing the protagonist. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the movie is a prequel to her 2015 film Baby. The film will have Taapsee performing her action sequences by herself without using a body double. Cyril Raffaelli, the well-known Hollywood stuntman, stunt director, and martial arts expert is teaching her the right action moves and stunts. Raffaelli was highly appreciated and acknowledged for the fight choreography in Baby as well. Taapsee considers Cyril her action guru and is delighted to get a chance to learn new stunts from him.

While she is currently busy in Hyderabad shooting for a new Telugu horror-comedy called Muni 3, she is also balancing her time to prep for the climax shoot of Naam Shabana. Taapsee has made arrangements for Cyril to fly to Hyderabad to train her for the climax which demands additional training. We have fairly limited time before we shoot the climax. The climax is going to be pretty intense and there’s a lot of action that I’m going to be doing. Cyril has been a great mentor and Akshay sir too has been a guiding force for Naam Shabana especially my stunt training. I did an extensive two-month long training for the earlier schedule and now while shooting in Hyderabad, we will further work on the stunts and training before we shoot around mid-February,” says Taapsee.

Naam Shabana is expected to release on March 31, 2017 and has been shot in locations like Malaysia, Delhi, and Mumbai.