Ek Tha Tiger has almost ended its run and Salman Khan is back to the grind. With the euphoria around the film settling down, Salman would now be kick-starting a grueling month long schedule that would see him getting into hardcore action, Dabangg ishtyle!
“Ek Tha Tiger was more about car chases, explosions and some hi-tech action. However, Dabangg 2 is more raw and rustic. Arbaaz Khan and his team have devised the kind of ‘desi’ action that Salman’s fans like and that would require a lot of physical exertion for ‘bhai’”, informs our highly placed source from the film’s unit.
It is a known fact that even though Abhinav Kashyap was the director of Dabangg, it was Arbaaz Khan who wanted action to have certain look and feel to it and got it all changed to suit the film’s requirement. Now that he is driving the entire sequel as the director, he is totally in charge and has kept aside as good as 20-25 days just for filming the action sequences.
“Both brothers are on the same page here and Salman understands what exactly is Arbaaz looking for. He has learnt how to fight his illness now and is going all out to make Dabangg 2 action stand out. Since this would form the climax sequence of the film, it is set as quite volcanic. Expect a lot of hand-to-hand action with muscles and force involved. Also, expect ‘bhai’ to go shirtless as well, something that he couldn’t afford to do in the action sequences of Ek Tha Tiger”, the source continues.
When contacted, Arbaaz confirmed that shooting of Dabangg 2 climax sequence starts next week at Satara. Though he refrained from divulging further details around the designing of these sequences, he just sent back a text stating, “It would be crowd friendly for sure.”
Well, one can be sure that Salman’s ‘dabangg’ fans would be happy to hear that!
‘Dabangg 2′ action scenes modified: Malaika!!!
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Salman Khan, now seen as an action hero, is shooting for “Dabangg 2″. Malaika Arora Khan, who co-produced “Dabangg”, says some of his action sequences in the sequel have been altered.
“Salman’s action scenes have been modified and done according to specifications taking his health in consideration,” Malaika said here during a group interaction.
The 46-year-old has been battling health issues and even underwent surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder.
Talking about Salman as a brand, Malaika said: “He has worked really hard and for an actor there are many ups and downs. They keep going through those phases. One can’t overlook the fact that Salman has a huge fan following, who always follow him.”
Salman has made a place for himself in the action hero category with hits such as “Wanted” and “Dabangg”, but his action sequences in “Dabangg 2″.
“Dabangg 2″, a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster, again stars Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead.
The sequel is like a family film – while Salman is playing the lead role, his younger brother Arbaaz is making his directorial debut with the actioner. He is also producing it.
31 July 2012
Salman Khan isn’t planning playing a ‘Bade Bhaiyya’ or a lover boy for some more time at least. Instead, he is happy to be taking the action route, despite the fact that his neurological illness is yet to be entirely cured. Now the clear mandate for all his directors is to devise action of various kinds so that they don’t seem repetitive in his next three films, each of which is an action affair.
“Salman is now a part of international style action in Ek Tha Tiger. Since he has been exposed to something like this, he wants the best of both worlds - class as well as mass - for each of his subsequent films. This has already been taken care of in Dabangg 2 and now makers of Sher Khan and Kick have a task cut out for them. They have to be imaginative and bring something different in each and every action sequence.”
This would also mean that if one counts Bodyguard as an action movie, Salman would have five back to back films with heavy dose of action films. Now to make it all look different is no less a challenge for the technical team.
“For Dabangg 2, it is still relatively sorted because as a character, Chulbul Pandey has a way to deal with the bad guys. However, Sher Khan and Kick bring Salman in contrasting setting. While former is said to be an adventure film which would have a lot to offer to the kids, latter is a quintessential action thriller designed on the lines of Dhoom series”, our source adds, “This means that while Sohail Khan would be bringing ‘desi’ action in Sher Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala and Shirish Kunder are hiring services of foreign action directors for Kick and would be filming in Korea.”
Guess it may be well deserved rest for Salman when he is through finishing these films and then step into the far more cozy world of Sooraj Barjatya soon after.
★ Bollywood’s Best Action Heroes; Salman has always been the darling of the masses and also a ‘bhai’ (brother) for many of his followers…!
Action movies are back in style and every actor worth a punch at the box office is getting back into to action in a big way. Ghajini in 2008 was the first action masala movie with a big star after a long time and took audiences by storm. Then followed Salman Khan’s Wanted in 2009, his Dabangg in 2010, Ajay Devgan’s Singham in 2011 and Hrithik Roshan’s Agneepath earlier this year. Each film smashed records at the box office, crossing the 100 crore mark and bringing back the single screen nostalgia for action films – the grand hero entry, bravado performances and gripping tales. They also generated interest within the multiplex audiences, who were used to watching family dramas and glitzy romantic films set abroad.
In a tribute to the Bollywood action hero, we present to you some of our favourite action scenes from some of our favorite stars, in no particular order – we don’t want a fight breaking out!
Salman has always been the darling of the masses and also a ‘bhai’ (brother) for many of his followers. The last couple of years have seen Salman shine again, playing the action hero who can beat up a dozen guys, whilst spinning out the one liners: Wanted, Dabaang, Bodyguard - all massive money spinners. We’ve picked for you the opening fight in his recent Bodyguard where he jumps off the train in the opposite direction to go and save two damsels in distress. Pure Salman: style, comedy and witty dialogues!
Excerpts from BollySpice
13 September, 2011
Plan has visitors allowed onto actual film sets and able to see shoots in progress.
Action hero Salman Khan shooting at Film City. His two recent blockbusters “Bodyguard” and “Ready” were also filmed here.
Salman Khan’s fans think the superstar is best at doing action Aparajita Ghosh | Mon, Jun 20, 2011
THE ACTION HERO Salman Khan is the man of the moment. Those who thought that the forty-five-year old star was a little over the hill to play an action hero, have got their answer in the hat-trick of hits that had Salman Khan doing kick-ass stunts. In the latest ApunKaChoice poll, the superstar’s fans also second that action is Salman’s forte. The man who cemented his toe-hold in the Hindi film industry by playing the quintessential loverboy in films like Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and went on to do comedy in a spate of films is most adulated upon by his fans for his stunts and action, according our new poll in which we had asked our readers to vote on what Salman does best on screen. The options were Comedy, Romance, Action and Drama. We’re not surprised to know that most of his fans find him hottest when he does stunts and action. Remember the opening scene of Dabangg when he kicks up a door and proceeds to bash up the baddies. Before that Salman wowed us with his stunts in the runaway hit Wanted. And now, he’s proved it again with Ready which is going strong at the box office. So of the 1086 votes cast, as many as 60 percent think that Salman is best at doing action. How good is Salman at comedy, romance and drama? Read on ahead.
COMEDY Films like Biwi No. 1, Hello Brother, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Partner have showcased Salman’s talent at tickling the funny bone. Even Dabangg and Ready have flashes of Salman’s typical humour. Like that scene just before the interval in Ready when he sees a bale of dried grass and proceeds to wet it by answering nature’s call. 22 percent people voted comedy as Salman’s strength.
ROMANCE He may no longer play the college dude wooing the pretty young things, but 10 percent voters still felt that playing romantic roles is Salman’s forte.
DRAMA Only 8 percent votes approved of ‘drama’ as Salman’s strength as an actor. apun ka choice