Bendy Vijay Sharma – dubbed ‘Rubber Man’ – hopes to prove he is the world’s most flexible fella, by contorting his limbs into a series of insane positions.
The 27-year-old shop-assistant can wrap his legs over his head, wriggle through a tennis-racket head and wind his arms completely behind his back.
Vijay, from Jhunjunum, Rajasthan, has already been named the most bendy man in India by the country’s ‘Limca’ version of the Guinness Book of World Records.
And the contortionist – who models himself on martial arts legend Jackie Chan – now wants to stun the world with his twisty antics.
Vijay yesterday said: “It was when I was training for martial arts as a boy that I realised my body was so bendable I might be capable of setting a world record in flexibility.
“The grand masters of martial arts became a source of motivation for me.”
Vijay spent years squeezing into tiny spaces, curling his body into boxes and attempting to drink from bottles held between his toes.
And, after seeing the tennis racket stunt in the Guinness Book of World Records, he said he bought a tennis racket the next day, removed the strings and attempted to pass through the nine-and-a-half-inch frame.
Vijay said: “I tried to get through it, but got stuck for the entire night.”I had to shut myself in my room and sleep with it. I got up at 3am and tried to get out of it.”I began to bleed but that didn’t stop me and I can do it now.”