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Watch Salman Khan use 25 kg gun in Tiger Zinda Hai


Khan will be using a massive machine gun called MG 42 in one of the important sequences in the film. The gun weighs around 25-30 kgs.

Keyur Seta

Tiger Zinda Hai will see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s characters fight their enemies. From the pictures shared so far, the film looks like an out and out action flick. However, the latest picture and information released by the makers give an indication of the intense action sequences.

Salman will be using a massive machine gun called MG 42 in one of the important sequences in the film. However, as per an official note by the makers, the gun weighs around 25-30 kgs. But that’s not all. The magazine of cartridges attached to it makes it even heavier. 

Speaking about the reason for using the gun, director Ali Abbas Zafar said in the statement, “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 disclosed the rounds of bullets fired by Salman while shooting. “This fight sequence is part of a very crucial chapter in the film, and the weapon needed to match the scale and impact of this moment. For this scene, Salman fired around 5,000 cartridges, over 3 consecutive days. It actually becomes one of the most iconic shots of the film,” added Zafar. 

The unit used two such guns due to the heat generated by it. “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,” he said. 

Tiger Zinda Hai is the sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012), which was directed by Kabir Khan. The film will hit the theatres on 22 December.