'Didn't think I'd fit in Race franchise'
Salman Khan may have featured in several blockbuster action films but the superstar says when he was offered Race 3, he never thought he would fit in the thriller genre of the movie. Salman will be seen in the "Race" franchise for the first time, which was earlier headlined by Saif Ali Khan.
When asked how did he come on board for the franchise, Salman told reporters, "Race 3 script was offered to me two years ago but I didn't think I fit in the genre. I asked Ramesh Taurani to make some changes because I didn't fit in that genre. Once that was done, I thought it would be actually a lot of fun to do this film." The 52-year-old superstar quipped that for Race 3, he has added a bit of the family drama Hum Aapke Hai Koun.
When a journalist asked, no sensible actor, Salman cut her and said, "would have done the film?"
The journalist then continued her question, that every sensible actor feels butterflies in the belly before starting anything new, Salman replied, "You're asking the wrong person. I'm not a sensible actor. I am neither sensible, nor an actor."
The film also marks a comeback of sorts of Bobby Deol. Shooting of "Race 3" coincided with the Jodhpur verdict of Salman, where the actor was convicted for five years for killing two black bucks and was released on bail after spending two nights in jail. When asked if that put pressure on him considering a lot of money was riding on the film and what would happen later, Salman said,
"Do you think that I was going to go in forever?" When the reporter said "no", Salman added, "Thank you. Because I was worried."