Salman Khan uses MG 42 Machine Gun for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ action scenes!

Bollywood actor Salman Khan is gearing up for his upcoming film  ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. In the film, the actor will be seen in his action avatar.

The makers decided to make this film grander than ever and for this they have even used heavy dangerous weapons.

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”


 In Tiger Zinda Hai, we will see Salman Khan using a massive machine gun namely MG 42 for action sequences. The MG 42 weighs 25-30 kg and has a magazine of cartridges attached to it, which makes the gun heavier.

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“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.”

The Yash Raj Films (YRF) project is a sequel to the blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, it also features actress Katrina Kaif.

The film is slated to release on December 22.


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