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Interview: Salman Khan talks about ‘Race 3’

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is celebrating Eid worldwide with fans through his newest blockbuster, Race 3, in cinemas from today.
Although the film is part of the Race franchise, it has been completely overhauled, courtesy Khan. 
 
Like the last two films, the film is high on action, stunts and twists & turns along with a huge cast. Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez are back too, but playing new characters. The newest addition to the franchise include Saqib Salim, Freddy Daruwala, Daisy Shah and Bobby Deol.
 
Another notable change, besides Saif Ali Khan not being in the film, is that directorial duo Abbas-Mustan have been replaced by Remo D’Souza, who has directed the hit ABCD franchise. 

 

Speaking to Sunny Malik, the 52-year-old actor opened up about why the script needed to change, why a soundtrack of the film is so important and much more…

The Race franchise was associated with Saif Ali Khan and Abbas-Mustan. Since you’ve come on board, it has all changed. How did all come about?
I don’t think Abbas-Mustan were a part of the film by the time I came on board to play the lead character. Remo D’Souza was already supposed to direct the third film in the franchise when I was approached. I really liked the script and the genre but I wasn’t sure of it. I was just not convinced whether I can fit into the character. I’ve been a part of films like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Race is a completely different genre for me. We had several discussions and we changed it into a family film. Once, we made the necessary changes, we got our cast together. 

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Why make the changes at all when the franchise was quite successful?
It’s a completely new film with new characters. I basically want children to come and watch the film. Anil Kapoor and Jacqueline were a part of the previous films but they are not playing the same characters anymore. The original movies were meant for an older audience. I wanted the film to appeal to all audiences including families.  

How was your experience filming for Race 3? 
I had a great time and really enjoyed being a part of it. I also got a chance to work with my friends Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol. We filmed in Abu Dhabi and the local government was extremely supportive and helpful throughout our schedule. The most important part for me was that I liked the script. It’s basically become a Hum Aapke Hain Kaun where the family don’t get along for reasons that are correct in their head. The film has really funny moments but keeps you engrossed as well. It has action, drama, comedy, a lot of style and a big budget which is visible. We needed to make Race 3 bigger because Race and Race 2 were made on a large scale and we just had to make a product that is loved up by the audience. Jacqueline and Daisy worked really hard on the movie too and performed some incredible stunts.

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Each song released is composed by a different music director. That is very similar as to how soundtracks are made in Hollywood.
I’ve used multiple music directors in the past too. Sometimes one music director manages to provide you with a complete soundtrack like Himesh Reshammiya did for Tere Naam. There have been instances with my films where Sajid-Wajid directed the music but we got Himesh to do one song, which went on to become a super hit. There are so many great music directors who’ve made some great songs. I like to keep them aside and use them in films where they best fit into. This way I have a couple of options. I believe that there should be about six songs in a film and all of them should be blockbuster tracks. It doesn’t make sense to me for example, if you have three mediocre songs in a film, that would mean 15 minutes where the audience is getting bored. The film starts dipping too. It’s bad for the final product which is why we have to be really careful with songs these days. Another example is Agneepath, starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra and the hit song Chikni Chameli in the film. The song featuring Katrina Kaif comes in towards the end of the film but it created more excitement for the audience at the cinema, building up to the climax. Even our promotional strategy is based on our soundtrack. We want people to like the songs and audiences tend to come and watch movies with good songs in it. 
 

Race 3 is also the first in the franchise to be co-produced by the lead actor. Why is that important for you?
If you truly believe in a film, then why not produce it and work towards creating the best out of it? We are producing Loveratri with Ayyush Sharma and Warina Hussain, which was extensively filmed in London. We’ve also just announced a film with Zaheer Iqbal, the son of my childhood friend with a really nice script that we’ve finalised. 

 Salman and Jacqueline Heeriye
 
 
Race 3, a Yash Raj Films release, is out in UK cinemas from today.

Jacqueline Fernandez to perform hand to hand combat in Race 3

Jacqueline Fernandez begins the last leg of Race 3 in Abu Dhabi from today. The actress will be performing stylized action sequences. She will be seen exhibiting MMA techniques involving a lot of kicks and punches. She has been prepping for 2 hours daily to master her action moves. 

While the actress has earlier been part of action flicks, Jacqueline Fernandez never performed hand to hand combat, her sequences always included weapons. It would be for the first time that the actress will be seen doing bare hand action.

Jacqueline’s fitness trainer Kuldeep Sashi shared details on the action sequences performed by the actress, “The scene is a raw action sequence complete with hand to hand combat. It requires a lot of kicking and punching. This is a first for Jacqueline when it comes to performing action.”

Jacqueline Fernandez

Performing action with the master of the genre Salman Khan itself is a first for Jacqueline Fernandez. The actress is very excited to perform hardcore stunts along with Salman Khan. 

Talking about the same, Kuldeep Sashi said, “Salman is seen as an ultimate Action star with his larger than life stunts. For Jacqueline, he is only a motivation that has her working harder. She is excited to be a part of an action film with him.”

Race 3 proves to be Jacqueline’s second outing with Salman Khan, after their 2014 Blockbuster Kick, the actress who has been a part of the second installment of the Race franchise, will be seen delivering never seen before action onscreen. 

Salman & Jacqueline film action scenes in Thailand

The team of Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Race 3 is all set to upgrade the level of thrill and action in the third instalment of the Race franchise.

While Race and Race 2 offered an edge of your seat excitement, Race 3 is leaving no stone unturned to up the level of excitement with the action thriller.

The third instalment of the Race franchise takes the film to an all new height as not only the film is helmed by Remo D’souza, but also as it stars the Tiger Zinda Hai star, Salman Khan.

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The team of Race 3 is opting for a 5 set camera to provide an enhanced experience to the audience. While the cast is trying all means to deliver their best, the crew too is putting their best foot forward by opting for better technology.

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are currently shooting the 10-day long action sequences in Thailand, of which Remo D’Souza took to Instagram to share the updates on.

While on sets, director Remo D’Souza took to his social media to share the picture of the 5 set camera.

Race 3 brings back to celluloid the super hit pairing of Kick as Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez share the screen space for the second time.

After the success of Tiger Zinda Hai, it will be a treat for the audience to witness Salman Khan in a yet another action avatar.

Starring an ensemble cast of Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah, the action thriller is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films.

Produced by Salman Khan Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films, Race 3 is directed by Remo D’souza and will release in UK cinemas on Eid 2018.