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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 18 August 2018

Jacqueline Fernandez learning martial arts for 'Race 3'

The Bollywood actress is not going through extensive training for the movie, which will be partly shot in Abu Dhabi 

Jacqueline Fernandez will star opposite Salman Khan in 'Race 3'. Reem Mohammed / The National
Jacqueline Fernandez will star opposite Salman Khan in 'Race 3'. Reem Mohammed / The National

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is going through extensive training in Mixed Martial Arts to shoot action sequences for her upcoming film Race 3, opposite Salman Khan.

Talking about her training, her fitness trainer Kuldeep Sashi said: "Jacqueline is someone who has an athletic body type, so she does not require any special regime to tone up herself. However, as a requirement to her character, she is undergoing extensive MMA training, focusing towards kicking and punching.

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"The action sequences that Jacqueline has to perform are very demanding. They require application of the right techniques. As she has never performed hand-to-hand combat or martial arts before, getting the style and techniques right is our only focus."

Her diet has also changed. Kuldeep said: "There has been a lot of additions to Jacqueline's diet. She is consuming more calories these days owing to the extensive action sequences she has to deliver onscreen."

The film will be shot from mid-March in Abu Dhabi.

Here's a photo of the cast posted on Salman Khan's Instagram:

Race 3, produced by Khan and directed by Remo D'Souza, is slated for release on June 15.

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