New details of Salman Khan's Abu Dhabi Race 3 film shoot have just been revealed: he will shoot in six locations across the capital over 35 days.
These locations are luxury hotel Emirates Palace, the distinct Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, the St Regis Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), Emirates Steel and the Liwa Desert.
It has also been revealed that the film's stunt director Tom Struthers will work with the UAE Armed Forces to achieve the action elements of the film. The UAE military support will include providing a Blackhawk helicopter, Oshkosh trucks, NIMR military vehicles, and Humvees.
Salman Khan was in Abu Dhabi to shoot mega-hit Tiger Zinda Hai just six months ago: "His return is testament to the confidence of Bollywood studios in twofour54’s proven capabilities in delivering large, complex productions successfully," said H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri, CEO of Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54.
“It is wonderful to be back in Abu Dhabi," said Salman Khan, "which is such an incredible filming location. Last year, we spent much of our 70-day shoot for Tiger Zinda Hai on the city’s incredible backlot, so it will be exciting to explore more of the Emirate with Race 3 as we shoot across six locations.
This is the fifth major Indian movie to shoot in Abu Dhabi. Race 3 stars Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem. It is being directed by Remo D’Souza
"We already have a full slate of films using the Emirate as a location this year," AlMheiri said, pointing out that Race 3 is just one of the first films to be partly shot in Abu Dhabi this year, along with Mission Impossible.
In the past few years, films such as Universal Pictures' Furious 7 and The Bourne Legacy, and Disney' Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been shot in Abu Dhabi. Bollywood hits that have been shot in Abu Dhabi include Dishoom, Baby, and Bang Bang.
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