AWARE OF STAKES

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Jun 2018 10:44:10


 

He is back in his shirtless, action-star avatar with Race 3 but Salman Khan says the stakes are higher this time as they have tried to keep the stunts realistic yet high octane.

“It’s tricky (to get the action right). Sometimes, you go overboard and when you go realistic, they (audience) prefer the earlier films’ action... So we needed to be careful.
“Action has to look genuine, believable. It can’t look farcical and we can’t make you laugh. Physically also, it’s a lot of strain and hard work. If you don’t look the part, physically and end up doing unbelievable action, then people laugh at you,” Salman said.


The 52-year-old actor said it is easy to use special effects for action sequences but they decided against it as they wanted them to be believable, even when they were blowing up expensive cars.


“Tom Struthers is the guys who had done action for Tiger Zinda Hai but he’s also done action for Christopher Nolan films like Dunkirk and the Batman series. While we were shooting, they saw it and said, ‘We’ve shot for so many blockbusters, but we have never seen somebody go ahead and destroy these many cars’.


The film will also see Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah doing action sequences.
“The kicks they have given are lethal. They have really, really trained for it. Both of them - stretching and kicking and all that stuff. They have done that. It looks like two men fighting and it also has its humour and slight sensuousness. It can’t be this hardcore action, so it has everything,” Salman added.


When asked if he would like to make women-centric action films, the superstar said the budget should be right for it.
“It depends on the script... What the casting is. If there is action and if you can manage to make the film in a budget, sell the digital and satellite rights so later on, the film covers its cost. The math has to be right. Action costs a lot of money, it needs to stand out and look good, otherwise it looks tacky.”


Salman is the new entrant in the Race franchise that was earlier headlined by Saif Ali Khan.
“This part of Race is slightly different to the earlier two ones. It is Race with Hum Aapke Hai Kaun! This guy is very sharp, has humour, is ruthless and he has suppressed all his emotions so you don’t know who this man is till the end of the film.”