New Delhi: It was hard to miss Bobby Deol and Salman Khan, both shirtless, making an entry together in the Race 3 trailer. In an interview with mid-day, the 49-year-old actor revealed how that happened and more importantly, how Race 3 happened. It appears that Salman was the one to take his first audition (of sorts) and all he needed was an answer to this question: "Shirt utarega?" LOL. Speaking to mid-day, this is what Bobby Deol said: "One day, Salman called me and said, 'Mamu, shirt utarega?' I told him I am ready to do whatever he wants me to." Bobby Deol features as one of the antagonists and plays the role of Yash in Race 3 and was introduced as the "main man" by Salman Khan on Instagram.
- Bobby Deol plays the role of Yash in Race 3
- Bobby said Salman asked him if he's willing to go shirtless
- 'Mamu, shirt utarega?' he was asked
Talking about his experience of meeting Salman ahead of Race 3, the actor said he was invited to his place for lunch after they had a chat on phone. "The next day, he invited me over for lunch. I was incredibly nervous. In fact, before I sat down to have the meal with Salman, I excused myself to go to the washroom and I was so nervous that I couldn't even find the tap," mid-day quoted Bobby Deol as saying.
Under Salman's guidance, Bobby Deol began training with the superstar's fitness instructor Rakesh Udiyar: "After Salman Khan made me realise that I should take better care of my body, I started training with Prashant Sawant. Once I signed Race 3, I was training with Salman's fitness coach and his assistant, Prajwal."
Bobby Deol said he was roped in for Race 3 at a very crucial juncture in his career: "Salman called me at a time when I was focussing on my career again. I am hungry for more work and hopefully, things will turn around," he said. Bobby Deol was last seen in 2017's Poster Boys, which turned out to be a box office dud, just like his previous releases.
Race 3 also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Anil Kapoor, Freddy Daruwala and Saqib Saleem. Directed by Remo D'Souza, Race 3 releases on Eid this year.