QUETTA – A 32-year-old stuntman from southwest Pakistan has a dream to pull two planes with his teeth, and to have his own ‘Guinness Book of World Records’.
Ghulam Farooq, a professional daredevil from Balochistan’s capital city Quetta, does the craziest and most unreliable acts one can ever imagine.
He can drag a minibus filled with passengers with his jaw, and has successfully completed a number of unusual stunts with various body parts, including lifting bricks with his eyelids whilst standing on a bed of nails.
Farooq, who was mentored by veteran stuntman Ustad Sher Jan baloch, says he has mastered over 50 stunts that are either life-threatening or at least puts his body parts in great risks. His unusual strength and fearlessness has earned him a title – ‘Jaws of iron’.
However, the strongman’s dream is to pull two planes with his teeth. Farooq says he is desperate to get his stunts noticed in his own ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ because he claims he is better than any professional stuntmen who star in films or television shows.
He said, “I love doing stunts and this is the only thing I am good at that is why I made it my profession. It is really a cakewalk for me.
“I can do better stunts than the stuntmen do on TV shows. I am just looking for a platform.
“Be it a truck run over my head or lifting four kilograms of brick with my eyelids, I can perform such stunts without even a scratch.”
“I am the best stuntman in whole of Pakistan. No one else than me can do these death-defying stunts with ease.”
Balochistan’s Stunt School
Currently, Farooq keeps himself busy teaching stunts to interested youngsters through a training program he started. His main goal, however, is to set a world record.
“I have tried most of the deadly stunts by now but my aim is to pull two airplanes with my jaw. I want to create a ‘Guinness Book of World Records.’ That is my dream. It is not always easy but the amount of hard work I do, I am sure I would soon achieve my goal.”
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