Here’s all you need to know about 'Tiger' Salman Khan’s deadly MG!

A still from TIGER ZINDA HAI

All Salman bhai’s fans are excited for his upcoming film TIGER ZINDA HAI as it promises of breath-taking action. Salman Khan, who reprises his role as Tiger, will be seen in some jaw-dropping and death-defying never-seen-before action sequences in this sequel of EK THA TIGER.

Salman Khan as Tiger will be seen pulling off some insane stunts and wielding some of the heaviest weapons to tear down his enemies. MG 42, a massive machine gun as seen in the picture, is the weapon of choice for Tiger to fight his gritty battles. Salman’s character fires the gun in a heavy-duty action sequence that forms a crucial part of the film’s plot. Shooting with the weapon, though, didn’t come easy. The MG 42 weighs as much as 25-30 Kilos. It also has a magazine of cartridges attached to it, which makes the gun a beast of destruction.

Director Ali Abbas Zafar explains, “When you feature a superstar like Salman Khan, who is known to pull his weight for a film’s action, you need to have weaponry that suits his stature and also fit in with the scale of TIGER ZINDA HAI.”

He adds, “This fight sequence is part of a very crucial chapter in the film, and the weapon was needed to match the scale and impact of this moment. For this particular scene, Salman fired around 5000 cartridges, over 3 consecutive days. It actually becomes 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.”

Interestingly the first poster of the TIGER ZINDA HAI, featured Salman Khan holding a machine gun with a single hand! Naturally this gave the netizens a field day and the actor was trolled for it. We wonder what the makers have to say about this blunder. 

However in its scale and vision, TIGER ZINDA HAI is a truly lavish, grand and a larger than life film. Reuniting Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif after five years, TIGER ZINDA HAI promises to deliver edge of the seat, action and thrills to audiences on December 22 this year.