Tiger Zinda Hai: Ali Abbas Zafar posts picture of Salman Khan wielding MG 42 machine gun

FP Staff

Oct 30, 2017 15:22:08 IST

Be it knocking out the enemies while riding an auto-rickshaw or leaving the opposition overthrown in a wrestling ring, Salman Khan leaves no stones unturned to bring about applause-worthy moments in each of his films. Tiger Zinda Hai, his upcoming Christmas special is no exception. Bollywood's Sultan will be seen wielding a fancy gun in an action-packed sequence in the movie.

Director of the film, Ali Abbas Zafar, recently tweeted a still where the actor is seen wielding one of the heaviest weapons MG 42, a machine gun. Zafar captioned the picture as, "5000 rounds fired #tigerzindahai @TigerZindaHai @BeingSalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif"

Though the picture of the actor with the gun is helping the film to make the right kind of noise all around, the drill, as per the director, was not that easy. The gun MG 42 weighs around 25 to 30 kg. It also has a magazine of cartridges attached to it which makes the gun even heavier.

“When you feature a superstar like Salman, who is known to pull his weight for a film’s action, you need to have weaponry that suits his stature and also fits in with the scale of Tiger Zinda Hai. This fight sequence is part of a very crucial chapter in the film, and the weapon needed to match the scale and impact of this moment," says Zafar, to DNA.

On being asked about the action scene, he also added, “For this scene, Salman fired around 5,000 cartridges over three consecutive days. It actually has become 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.”

Tiger Zinda Hai, which is the sequel of Ek Tha Tiger, will see Salman reprise the role of Tiger and Katrina Kaif reprise her role of Pakistani spy Zoya. Major parts of the movie have been shot in Abu Dhabi and Austria, and recently a song has been shot in Greece. The trailer of the film will be out in a couple of days.

Updated Date: Oct 30, 2017 15:22:08 IST