- Salman says instead of special effects the team opted for real stunts
- Action can't look farcical and we can't make you laugh: Salman Khan
- Race 3 releases worldwide on June 7
Salman Khan said that Hollywood stunt choreographer Tom Struthers, who was a part of the action designs team, was impressed. Salman said: "Tom Struthers is the guy 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'."
When asked why the team chose to blow up real cars instead of adding special effects, Salman Khan explained: "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 Khan also talked about the action sequences done right by his Race 3 co-stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah. "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.
Race 3 also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala. The film opens in theatres worldwide on June 15.
(With inputs from PTI)