Saqib Saleem on working with Salman Khan in 'Race 3': Bhai is an inspiration

Nov 03, 2017, 18:47 IST | Mohar Basu

Saqib Saleem is excited about sharing screen space with the superstar in Race 3

After performing high-octane action sequences in Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman Khan will start shooting for another actioner, Race 3, soon. Saqib Saleem, who was last seen in Dishoom (2016), has also been roped in for the movie, which goes on floors in a week. The actor is undergoing intense fitness training to get into shape for the role.

Saqib Saleem

Asked if he's feeling the pressure of working alongside Khan, Saleem says, "Salman bhai has been an inspiration. So, I am looking forward to working with him. I don't consider it pressure. In fact, I feel blessed that I am getting to share screen space with him. I see it as an opportunity to learn and become a better actor. I have met him a couple of times and he has always been supportive and encouraging. I will get to know him more once we start shooting."

To prepare for his role, Saleem trains for two hours every day. His workout starts with stretching, leading to cardio and then hitting the weights. "I end my workout with core training. I do yoga at least twice a week to keep the body flexible. I have also started a new workout, which Ryan Reynolds [Hollywood actor] performed while prepping for Deadpool [focuses on one or two body parts a day]. It is difficult, but I'm sure it will get me the desired result," says the actor.

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