Malaysian actress Puteri Aishah leaned out of car moving at 100kph for new drama

Puteri Aishah says she underwent vigorous stunt training to prepare for her role. Photos: Handout

If there’s one thing director Syafiq Yusof wants for his latest action drama, Special Force: Anarchy, it would be to keep things real.

Set in the fictional world of Tenggara, this seven-episode series (available on Disney+ Hotstar) follows impulsive cop Iman as she uncovers a criminal conspiracy by a gang known as “Anarchy”.

During a recent press conference, Syafiq revealed that the stunts and explosions featured in the drama were done without CGI.

The first episode opens with a thrilling car chase between Iman and a drug dealer. For this sequence, local actress Puteri Aishah – who leads the series as Iman – said she enrolled in a seven-day stunt class to prepare for her role.

“It wasn’t easy filming this scene because I had to stick my body out the window of a moving car to gun down an enemy.

“The car was going at 100kph and swerving left and right then. It was a really nerve-wracking experience,” she elaborated.

Puteri Aishah (left) and Elizabeth Tan (right) play as Iman and Sara in 'Special Force: Anarchy'.Puteri Aishah (left) and Elizabeth Tan (right) play as Iman and Sara in 'Special Force: Anarchy'.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Tan – who plays Iman’s best friend Sara – revealed that a remote-powered “mini-explosive” (bullet hit squib) was installed on her to create a realistic visual of a gunshot wound.

“There’s one scene where I get shot. To film this, the crew had a remote control to make the blood bag on me explode on command. I’m terrified of loud sounds so luckily for me, this scene was shot in one take,” Tan said.

Syafiq described this project as “an extension” of his 2018 action drama, KL Special Force but with a female lead.

“With this series, my goal is to bring more female leads upfront and show that they are capable of leading a police force,” said Syafiq, who is the younger brother of the controversial director Syamsul Yusof.

Special Force: Anarchy is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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