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RACE 3 in Abu Dhabi, Thailand, and India

‘RACE 3’ may not have earned popularity among audience but due to big star cast and exotic locations, it had earned 285.88 crore on box office. The movie featuring Salman Khan as Sikander, Anil Kapoor as Smasher, Bobby Deol as Yash, Jacqueline Fernandez as Jessica, Daisy Shah as Sanjana, Saqib Saleem as Suraj, Freddy Daruwala as Rana, Narendra Jha, and Amit Sadh.

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‘RACE 3’ may not have earned popularity among audience but due to big star cast and exotic locations, it had earned 285.88 crore on box office. The movie featuring Salman Khan as Sikander, Anil Kapoor as Smasher, Bobby Deol as Yash, Jacqueline Fernandez as Jessica, Daisy Shah as Sanjana, Saqib Saleem as Suraj, Freddy Daruwala as Rana, Narendra Jha, and Amit Sadh.

‘Race 3 ‘is directed by Remo D’Souza and produced by Ramesh S Taurani and Salma Khan under Salman Khan films and Tips films production house. The movie released on 15th June 2018 and since then even though the audience didn’t like the movie, it earned name and fame in Bollywood industry.

RACE 3’ is not just known for its biggest star cast, but also for alluring and fascinating locations of India as well as of other countries. The shooting started from Mehboob Studio in Mumbai and then travelled towards other countries and had a major filming sequence on these romantic and glamorous locations.

Some of the enticing locations that have been used in the movie are Bangkok, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. Abu Dhabi is the second most populous city of UAE is also popular in Bollywood industry due to its extraordinary and unusual locations.

There are various destinations in UAE that have been used in Bollywood movies and in Hollywood movies. For Race3 some of the interesting locations that have been selected for shooting were Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Liwa Desert, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, The St Regis Abu Dhabi, and Emirates Steel.

Considered as the richest city in the world, Abu Dhabi is popular for its sand dunes shining like gold, beautiful gardens, for instance, Dubai miracle garden, unique and if ever you get a chance to witness such an enthralling beauty in Abu Dhabi, then do visit Dubai miracle garden.

The ‘RACE 3’ shooting schedule went for at least 35 days in Abu Dhabi and crew members and actors enjoyed a lot there. It is almost after four years that Jacqueline and Salman are working together. They collaborated four years back for the movie ‘KICK’ and it was also one of the blockbuster hit of its time.

Abu Dhabi was selected for shooting various action sequences of the movie and it was Tom Struthers, action scene director who has directed some of the most iconic action scenes in the movies like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Dunkirk.

Another beautiful location that has been used in ‘RACE 3’ is in Thailand. The breath-taking islands, exotic beaches, and fascinating scenery, Thailand consists of all the beautiful elements that you look for in a place.

There are various Bollywood movies that have been shot in Thailand, for instance, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Housefull 2, Baaghi, Ready, Student of the year, Baar Baar Dekho, and recently Kareena Kapoor starer movie Veere Di Wedding.

So, you can imagine that how much Bollywood is fascinated with Thailand and its exquisite locations. Director Remo D’Souza chose some of the attractive locations of Thailand in his movie ‘RACE 3’. He wanted to give the real touch to the action scenes in ‘RACE 3’; And not just action scenes, he also covered romantic scenes in cities like Bangkok and Pattaya.

There are various locations in Thailand that can prove to be an interest of Bollywood directors, such as, Phi Phi island, Chiang Mai, Phuket Market, Pattaya, Patong, Kanchanaburi, and various others. Some of the action sequences of ‘RACE 3’ was shot in Kanchanaburi, a small city located between Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai rivers.

The exact shooting location was Kanchanaburi forest, that is full of captivating waterfall, greenery, resorts, pool, and beach. One of the songs from the movie ‘RACE 3’ is shot at Floating market and Rose garden in Thailand and the song was choreographed by Anal Arasu.

Director Remo D’Souza not just covered some of the bewitching locations of different countries, but he does keep in mind that for one of the romantic song for the movie, he will choose India as the main location.

And for this he chose Kashmir- heaven on earth and trust me, no other song in the movie was so beautiful and captivating as compared to the one which was shot in Kashmir. The romantic song ‘SELFISH’ was shot in Ladakh, Kashmir. The song was shot between Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Bobby Deol.

From the starting of the film, actors and directors keep on updating their fans about the shooting of the movie and in this regard Bobby Deol posted a picture on his Instagram about the shooting location. The location was Khardunga Pass in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

It was the same location where Bobby Deol’s dad Dharmendra shot for one of his movie named ‘HAQEEQAT’ in 1964; The movie was based on the Sino-Indian war and it won the national film award in 1965. A small portion of the song ‘SELFISH’ was shot at Lamayuru in Leh, that is 11,515 FT above from sea level and everyone was freezing, wearing two socks, jackets, and boots, but as Jacqueline was the main actress of the movie so need to look gorgeous and beautiful, so she was just wearing her off-shoulder blue color gown.

The location was quite risky, and everybody was walking with the help of a rope. The crew member and film stars visited some of the beautiful places like museums and monasteries. They also witness the location where one of the iconic movie, starring Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala ‘DIL SE’ was shot.

There are various breath-taking location in Ladakh where various Bollywood movies were shot, for instance, 3 Idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan was shot at Pangong Lake, Tashan was shot at Thiksey monastery, Lakshay was shot at Taglang La pass, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was shot at Nubra valley, and Bunty Aur Babli was shot at Buddhist monastery.

Bobby Deol posted on his Instagram account and stated:

“My Papa @aapkadharam shot for HAQEEQAT here in 1964. And, went up to KHARDUNGLA PASS @ 17,582 ft over sea level to shoot at the highest motor-able road in the world, at that time. What an experience it was shooting here, a song for #Race3 now in 2018. WHAT A RACE!!”

During the shooting of the film, Salman Khan was convicted for Blackbuck poaching case and for that he needs to be in Rajasthan. So, some parts of the movie were also shot in Rajasthan because it look-alike and has a landscape just like Abu Dhabi. The main location in Rajasthan that were picked for ‘RACE 3’ was Jaisalmer.

All in all, ‘RACE 3’ was a movie filled with some of the lovely and tempting locations of Abu Dhabi, Thailand, and India.

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