Remo calls Race 3 a learning experience
According to Remo D’Souza As a maker, yes, I’m under pressure. Both Race and Race 2 did well and were directed by legends AbbasMustan, of whom I’m a fan. Now, I’ve come in as the director, I have Salman Khan, a huge cast and the action is next level, so there’s a lot of pressure.
With his upcoming film, Race 3, just few days away from its release, filmmaker Remo D’Souza is enjoying this “mixed feeling” of excitement and nervousness.
It is crazy. It’s like when you know you’ve written the exam well but you are waiting for the result,” he says. Directing an ensemble cast with big stars, which includes Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Bobby Deol, Remo calls this film a “learning experience”.
In a freewheeling chat, the filmmaker opens up about taking the hit franchise forward and the pressure which comes along, directing Salman Khan, making him dance and more. As a maker, yes, I’m under pressure. Both Race 1 and Race 2 have done well and they were directed by legends Abbas-Mustan, of whom I’m a fan. Now, I’ve come in as the director, have Salman Khan, and a huge cast and the action is next level, so there’s a lot of pressure.
This was a surprise film for me. I still can’t believe that I’ve finished shooting the film before time. It’s also Salman’s fastest film and it all happened because of him.
He was there on time and did everything leaving me surprised. So, it was very, very easy. I’ve learned a lot from every actor in this film. But Salman sir and Anil Kapoor have taught me so much. They’re so grounded and passionate about making films and so professional about the process that it’s unbelievable.
I remember once Salman had to fly back to Mumbai, and he was reaching early morning. I said, ‘Take rest and then come on the sets by afternoon.’ But at 7 in the morning, I got a call from him, saying,‘I’m at the airport and I’m coming to the sets now.’ That was amazing. My idea [from day one] was to make him dance. I know he has this typical style of small steps that people love. And, in addition to that, I made sure he tried other dance styles, too. He loves dancing, so it wasn’t much of a challenge. He’s got his fan following and people love him for the star he is. I’m a huge Salman fan; like those who whistle, clap and jump each time he comes onscreen. I always wanted to do a film with him.
Having just celebrated her 42nd birthday, producer Ekta Kapoor feels that she is ageing backwards. Starting her career at 17, Ekta is now making youth-based shows on her digital platform, with more powerful roles for women. Though her projection of women is strong in films, she still gets criticised for some of her supernatural TV shows.
They watch them voraciously,” she says, adding, “Our Naagin is not only popular in every region of our country but also in Pakistan. It has been remade in Indonesia.
The Dabangg actor was accused of poking fun at the Valmiki community while shooting a reality show in December 2017. An FIR was filed against him by the fringe group Valmiki Yuva Sangathan as they were highly offended by the actor’s statements against their religion.
Salman reached out to Supreme Court in order to file a plea to annul the complaint filed against him in Rajasthan. However, as per the latest update, Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in 6 cases against Salman Khan which are filed in different courts across the country. The apex court hearing is scheduled on 23 July to conclude if the FIR against him will be quashed or not.
The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star was accused of making fun of the Valmiki community on a reality show in December in connection to which an FIR was filed against him by the Valmiki Yuva Sangathan who were offended by his statement. The actor has now reached out to the apex court requesting to revoke the complaint filed against him in Churu, Rajasthan.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan walked out of the Jodhpur Central Jail Saturday evening, where he spent two nights after being convicted for killing two blackbucks 20 years ago. Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who began hearing his bail request in the morning, ordered his release on bail.
n court on Saturday, Salman Khan’s lawyers were asked to file a bail bond for Rs. 50,000 and produce a Rs. 25,000 surety from two persons each to guarantee that the actor will comply with all bail conditions. The bail documents were be sent to Jodhpur Central Jail around 5 pm and he was released in the next 30 minutes. But he can’t leave the country without the court’s permission, the judge emphasised.
The blackbuck, an endangered species, is protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Act and the punishment for hunting blackbuck can be up to six years. Salman Khan has also been accused of killing two chinkaras and a blackbuck in September 1998. In all, three cases of poaching and one under the Arms Act were registered against Salman Khan in 1998.
Salman Khan walked out of the Jodhpur Central Jail on Saturday after he was granted bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case on two bonds worth Rs 50,000 each. The 52-year-old actor cannot leave the country without the court’s permission and will have to return to the court on May 7 for another hearing. Mahipal Bishnoi, the lawyer of Bishnoi community, told ANI that Salman Khan will have to submit two bonds of Rs 25 thousand each. They will now approach the Rajasthan High Court against bail granted to Salman Khan. Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi had reserved Salman Khan’s bail order for today.