Much to everyone's shock, Salman Khan's multi-starrer Race 3 was slammed and panned by critics and audience alike. Much to everyone's shock, Salman Khan's multi- starrer Race 3 was slammed and panned by critics and audience alike
The film starred Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, Anil Kapoor, and Jacqueline Fernandez as well.
Speaking about the debacle, Saqib told PTI, "I got my first ever negative review and criticism after the release of Race 3. Before that, in all my films, whether it was 'Bombay Talkies' or 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge', people always said that I am a good actor," he said.
"This was the first time when people made fun of my acting. I was depressed for quite some time," he added. "Then I came across a review where she said: 'The usually reliable Saqib Saleem is reduced to hamming and adding 'bro' after every dialogue'. The words 'usually reliable' somehow gave me a boost that at least people count me as a reliable actor and I went wrong with one film," said Saqib. It gave him confidence and encouraged him.
Saqib said: "I had a great experience working in the film. I had unparalleled experience when I shared screen space with some of the iconic actors. No one makes a film with an intention to make a bad film, but 'Race 3' had a different journey.
"Though many people troll and criticise the film, we cannot deny the fact that it reached out to the small town audience. The film did not give me creative satisfaction like that of 'Bombay Talkies' but I am learning a new thing with every film," he said.
Directed by Remo D'Souza, Race 3, released during Eid, on June 15, 2018.
(With PTI inputs)
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