Race 3 will showcase an altogether new side to the superstar’s acting potential, says producer Ramesh Taurani
By Manishaa R
With Tiger Zinda Hai setting the precedent of being the third Salman starrer to cross the Rs 300 crore mark at the domestic box-office in just 16 days, all eyes are now on Salman Khan’s next release, Race 3. Trade experts point out that the anticipation for the Eid release of the film is higher than ever before after the phenomenal response to Tiger Zinda Hai. Meanwhile the producer of Race 3, Ramesh Taurani has congratulated Salman for the extraordinary success of the film, “It was a well-deserving success for Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, director Ali Abbas Zafar and the entire team. The action was of an international scale, so were the out of the ordinary performances. We are proud to have Salman on board for Race 3,” Taurani said adding that he and the entire Race team were upbeat about the film from day one, “Salman had organized a special screening for the whole Race team including director Remo D’souza a day before its release and all of us were very impressed with the film,” he recalled.
According to Taurani, while the audiences hailed Salman Khan in the nail-biting action in TZH, Race 3 would showcase a new side of the superstar’s acting skills, “The USP of Race is its intricate plot and its edge of the seat entertainment. There would be high-octane action too but the focus would be on the sleek outcome where it will always be mind over muscle. Salman’s role in Race 3 would be new and unusual and his performance would be one to watch out for. The fact that he is teaming up once again with Jacqueline Fernandez makes it very special, so is the presence of Anil Kapoor. We are looking at this being the most sleek and stylish thriller of the franchise,” Taurani revealed.
“Salman’s role in Race 3 would be new and unusual and his performance would be one to watch out for. The fact that he is teaming up once again with Jacqueline Fernandez makes it very special, so is the presence of Anil Kapoor” – Producer Ramesh Taurani
More interestingly the art director of Tiger Zinda Hai, Rajnish Hedao of Acropolis DMG, has also done the art direction of Race 3. Hedao was instrumental in creating and designing a 20,000 sq meter set, where TZH was shot extensively for 65 days. “Race 3 will be yet another addition to Rajnish’s formidable work. He has given the film a very authentic look with his unique art-direction,” Taurani revealed.
Race 3, which marks the first collaboration of Salman Khan and director Remo D’souza, as actor and director, also stars Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saquib Saleem and Daisy Shah. What is exciting though is the fact that Salman is making his debut in the Race franchise with this installment. The film is scheduled for release on June