This Republic Day, it's a date with Salman Khan, here's why!

In a candid chat, the actor sheds more light on his last film, Race 3, that will premiere on Zee Cinema

author_img Ayesha T Published :  23rd January 2019 07:47 PM   |   Published :   |  23rd January 2019 07:47 PM

Salman Khan in Race 3

Salman Khan's last film Race 3, that also featured Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala in pivotal roles, will premiere on television this weekend on Republic Day. So, it's a date with Salman!

Ahead of the telecast on Zee Cinema – Home Of Blockbusters, the superstar who plays the role of Sikander Singh in the movie gets candid and shares more about his character and why he chose to be a part of this film.

How did you decide to be a part of Race 3?
The film is very different from the others that I have done in the past. I was apprehensive about taking up the film as I didnt know where I would fit and how would I be able to contribute to the movie. But after making a few adjustments and alterations, I decided that it would be a fun movie to do and associate with. According to me, Race 3 is a musical action bonanza where every element in the film is larger than life.

How would you describe Sikander Singh? How is it different from the other roles you have played?  
Sikander is an extremely sharp guy with a dark sense of humour. He is ruthless to the point that he can suppress all his emotions thus giving him an edge over others. It is maybe because of this trait that very less is revealed about him right till the end.

Anil Kapoor has been the one actor who is a constant in the Race franchise. How was it like working with him?
Anil Kapoor is one of the most generous and talented actors that I've ever worked with. He is one actor who genuinely respects the work he gets and makes sure that he portrays every character with utmost perfection. Be it Kishan in No Entry or Shamsher Singh in Race 3 – he is outstanding. When it comes to this movie, even though he has been a part of the Race franchise since its inception, he came with a fresh slate and worked well with everyone and made sure that his co-stars were as comfortable as he or she should be

This has been your second film with Jacqueline Fernandez. Between Heeriye and Jumme Ki Raat, which song is your personal favourite?
Jumme Ki Raat was a chartbuster and Heeriye saw us ace our chemistry. It would be wrong to pick one song over the other. I loved both.

Race 3 became bigger when you got on board. What do you have to say about the film?
The idea was to make this film bigger than the previous films in the franchise. Right from acing the action scenes, to maintaining the look and feel of the movie, we went all out. There were a few hiccups and it was a lot of hard work, but once we saw the film we were happy with the outcome. Jacqueline and Daisy's performances were also commendable.  

Watch the World TV Premiere of Race 3 on Saturday, 26th January at 9pm only on Zee Cinema