Salman Khan builds his fight club with South Korea's biggest stuntmen Kwon Tae-ho

Updated: 13 October, 2020 08:18 IST | Upala KBR | Mumbai

Inside dope on how Salman Khan flew down South Korean action star Kwon Tae-ho to choreograph elaborate fight sequence for Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.

Salman Khan in Radhe
Salman Khan in Radhe

Where his character Chulbul Pandey is the friendly cop who becomes the messiah of the poor, Salman Khan — with his upcoming film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai — wants to establish the eponymous character as a suave, no-nonsense cop. In his bid to ensure that the thriller boasts hyper-stylised fight sequences, the superstar roped in Kwon Tae-ho, one of South Korea's biggest martial arts stars and stuntmen. It is learnt that the action star flew down to Mumbai in November 2019 to choreograph an elaborate fight sequence featuring Khan and Randeep Hooda.

"The scene sees Salman's character Radhe take on the Goan drug mafia and its overlord, played by Randeep. Director Prabhudheva and Salman wanted it to be slick and fast-paced, and agreed that Kwon Tae-ho would be the best person for the job. He stayed in the country for a month as they shot the scene at a Bandra studio. He was put up at a five-star near Bandstand throughout the stint," reveals a source.

Kwon Tae-ho. Pic/Twitter
Kwon Tae-ho. Pic/Twitter

Well aware that his fans lap up his action avatar, Khan has upped the ante by trying his hand at kick-boxing in the sequence. "It has been picturised as a moody scene, complete with dim lights and lots of smoke. In fact, Tae-ho also features as one of the bad guys and is seen engaging in hand-to-hand combat with Salman," adds the source. The film, featuring Jackie Shroff and Disha Patani, will mark the Bollywood acting debut of Mulshi Pattern director Pravin Tarde.

mid-day reached out to producers Atul Agnihotri, Sohail Khan and Nikhil Namit, who remained unavailable for comment.

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First Published: 13 October, 2020 07:05 IST

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