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Tiger Zinda Hai : Salman Khan fired 5000 bullets in three days for this shot
Sometime back, director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter and revealed a new still from his upcoming film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, featuring Salman Khan. The picture has Salman with patches of blood on his face, firing an MG 42 that weighs around 25-30 kg and added weight of the magazine of cartridges attached to it, which makes it a beast weapon.
. “5000 rounds fired,” The director wrote.
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) October 30, 2017
Salman is seen in a bloody fierce mood here, and stays true to what the film promises to showcase!
Zafar also divulged interesting detail about this particular action-packed sequence. He revealed that the shown gun is an MG 42, a heavyweight gun with a magazine for cartridges attached to it. (Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Saqib to share the thrill with Salman in ‘Race 3’, confirms Ramesh Taurani)
“For this scene, Salman fired around 5,000 cartridges, over three consecutive days. It actually becomes one of the most iconic shots of the film. Because the gun was being used continuously, we needed to keep two such weapons ready for use. It generates extreme heat and we worked in very hot conditions. We had to flip the gun continuously, and keep both in perfect functioning condition,” he told DNA.
Lifting a gun that weighs near to 25 kgs and continuing to fire until the perfect shot is captured, that too in extreme weather conditions in Abu Dhabi, sounds like no cakewalk. Pretty sure the sequence turned out mindblowing!
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