‘Who better than Salman for Race 3’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Sep 2017 14:03:08


Actor Saif Ali Khan today said he hasn’t been approached for the third installment of Race but is happy that superstar Salman Khan has been roped in for the film.

Saif was part of the previous two films of the action- thriller franchise, which were helmed by director duo Abbas-Mustan.
Recently, producer Ramesh Taurani announced that Salman Khan will feature in Race 3 to be directed by Remo D’Souza.

When asked if he has been approached to star in the third instalment, Saif told reporters, “Ramesh ji told me about this last year that he wants to make Race 3 but as a new movie, with a new cast. We spoke about it and I love Raneshji. Who better than Salman Khan for this? I wish both of them luck. But I haven’t been approached.”

The actor was speaking at the trailer launch of his latest, Chef. The film, directed by Raja Krishna Menon, is an adaptation of the Hollywood movie of the same name.
The original American comedy drama, which released in 2014, was written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau.
Saif said he learnt how to cook “a lot” for nearly a month by real chefs to look authentic for the part.

“Raja wanted me to be comfortable in the kitchen in all aspect... Making pasta, chopping onions and garlic, the proper technique took time to learn as it was the main thing. It was great fun and I really enjoyed cooking,” he said.

And from the looks of it, Saif’s efforts seem to have paid off. He is set to whip up an entertaining film, Chef, soon. The almost three-minute trailer gives a peek into the north and south Indian cultures while taking the audience on a journey of a successful chef and his son, who stays with his mother and craves for his father’s attention and time.

Just like in Jon Favreau’s Hollywood movie Chef, on which the Bollywood version is based, the parents are separated.
The north Indian father, played by Saif, manages to take a break and spend some time with his son. Then begins their fun times at a vegetable market, eating joints in different places, a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar and more.
The son seems to be less aware of north Indian culture and food habits which is clear from the scene in which the father-son duo are eating a rice meal on a banana leaf and then the father mentions chole bhature, after which the son asks ‘What is chole bhature’?

Soon, the chef realises that he needs to contribute more than just money to his son. So apart from loving his profession, he decides to be in love with life and son.
Then he fixes an old bus to make it more like a restaurant on wheels. Does this move help to strengthen the bond between the two? The audience can find out when it will be served hot on October 6.

Presented by Gulshan Kumar in association with Abundantia, A Bandra West Pictures Production, Chef is directed By Raja Krishna Menon.
Chef also stars Svar Kamble, Padmapriya and Chandan Roy Sanyal.