Saqib Saleem excited to work with Salman Khan in Race 3!

Saqib Saleem excited to work with Salman Khan in Race 3!

Saqib Saleem excited to work with Salman Khan in Race 3!

Saqib Saleem, who made a stellar debut with Y-Films’ Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Mere Dad Ki Maruti and Dishoom is set to feature in Race 3, touted as one most popular thriller franchises in Bollywood.

With superstar Salman Khan on board for the third installment of the hit franchise along with Bobby Deol and Jacqueline Fernandez, there’s a lot of excitement amongst the fans for the multi-starrer.

Though the details of his character have been kept under wraps, sources suggest that Saqib’s character has several interesting shades to it.

The actor is undergoing intense fitness training to get into shape for his role. “I train for about 2 hours a day. It starts with stretching leading to cardio and then hitting the weights. In the end, I finish with some core training. Besides this I throw in some yoga at least twice a week to keep the body flexibility intact. I have started this new workout called Ryan Reynolds dead pool workout, which is like really difficult but I’m sure it will get me the desired result.”

On sharing the screen space with the superstar for the first time, he says, “Salman bhai has always been a huge inspiration. I have always looked up to him, so I am really looking forward to be doing a film with him and share the screen space with him. But I don’t look at it as pressure. In fact, I feel blessed to be working alongside him in a film and see it as an opportunity to learn and become better. It will be super fun!”

“I have met him a couple of times over the years and he has always been very supportive and encouraging. I will get to know him more once we start shooting. So can’t wait to start this Race!” he adds.

Directed by Remo D’Souza, Race 3 is expected to go on floors soon.