The makers of Salman Khan’s next film roped in the horse trainers used in films such as Troy for his action sequences
Salman Khan’s next, Tiger Zinda Hai, is an action-spy thriller and features several high-octane action sequences. Now, HT Café has learnt that the superstar shot “some extravagant action sequences” on horseback during the film’s Morocco schedule.
A source says, “Yes, the Morocco schedule saw Salman pulling off many action scenes while riding a horse. In fact, he had spent just three days preparing for this part of the action thriller.” The source adds that the makers also “went out of their way” to ensure that the action scenes would “turn out brilliantly”.
“To ensure perfect execution and safety, the film’s team hired expert horse trainers who have worked on huge Hollywood productions such as Brad Pitt-starrer Troy (2004) and Alexander (2004), which starred Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie,” says the source.
Adding that Salman is a trained rider, director Ali Abbas Zafar explains that after returning from the IIFA awards, the actor took just three days to get familiar with his horse, Wado. Ali says, “We have shot several risky portions on horseback with Salman. Therefore, getting Wado familiar with Salman and vice versa was key to ensuring that this portion of the shoot went well. We shot for eight days, and having trained, skilled horses actually made this portion of the shoot fairly easy to execute.”