"Salman Khan has a heart of gold"
Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah talk about their Race 3 co-star
New co-stars like Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala as well as frequent collaborators Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah heaped praise on their Race 3 co-star Salman Khan, calling the superstar a "very loving, caring and respectful person" to everyone around him.
Jacqueline, who worked with Salman in Kick, said, "There is an energy around him that might just make you feel intimidated when you meet Salman for the first time. I do not think he means to be like that but his aura is very strong -- even after years, as a friend and co-star, when I am with him on set, I still get very very nervous, conscious. I forget my dialogues at times. We all are more relaxed when we are just chatting and chilling. However, in the beginning, I used to be conscious even off sets. I think with time, that has gone. Once you know him, you realise he is really a nice man with a big heart."
Saqib, who is working with the Dabangg star for the first time, said, "In the beginning, I had a moment when I felt overwhelmed. But that aside, I have learnt so many things from him, most importantly to be respectful to people. We all have our ways with our subordinates and collaborators. But that man with a heart of gold, genuinely treats everyone with equal respect whether a spot boy or a film director. Nothing is bigger than the love of people that Salman sir has earned over time. I think, as a public figure, I wish to achieve that."
Seconding his point, Daisy who has worked with Salman in films like Tere Naam and Jai Ho, said, "Yes, I noticed how Salman sir prioritised other actors in the film before him, though we all know it is a Salman Khan film for the larger audience. He is a people's person. He is a caring person by nature."
Freddy, who got injured during the action workshop before the film started, said, "I was looked after very well. Salman sir made sure that none of my scenes in the film affected my injury. He is caring by nature. He said one thing that I will remember forever - 'If you want to work your best for the longest, taking care of your body should be your priority. If you look after your body, your body will look after you in future'. I think on set, as an actor, he is a cool guy. He explains things to his co-stars very nicely; about camera angle, how to hold your body in a certain way to look larger on screen. As an actor, those things really help us."
Directed by Remo D'souza, Race 3 will release on June 15.