Remo D’Souza on Race 3: My heart broke when audience made fun of it

first_imgWhen Abbas-Mustan’s popular franchise moved to Remo D’Souza for the third instalment, a few had their doubts. But as soon as Salman Khan stepped into Race 3, the excitement among the fans was palpable. However, the trailer of the film was enough to fizzle out the hype.Salman’s actioners are known to be no-brainers, but Race 3 took ‘illogic’ to another tangent. Marred by a lack of a story and even worse acting chops, Race 3 can easily be touted as one of the worst Salman Khan films ever. Though the film managed to go decent business at the box office, it was ripped apart by critics and fans alike.Remo D’Souza for the first time opened up on Race 3 debacle and said that the criticism left him scarred.”I learnt two very important things after that film [Race 3]. Firstly, never work on a half-baked script, work on the script much harder before you roll the camera. And secondly, I have learnt to put my foot down when it’s needed, especially when creative difference happens. One can argue till one level, but not after that. So then, it’s better to put my foot down,” Remo told IANS.Having started his career as a choreographer in 1995, Remo made his debut as a film director in 2011 with FALTU. From making India’s first ever 3D dance film to bringing about a change in the choreography in Indian cinema, Remo has made a name for himself in the film industry.Apart from A Flying Jatt, all of Remo’s works have earned a good response at the box office – whether it was ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, ABCD 2 or more recent film Race 3.advertisementHowever, the success of Race 3 is not something he has been able to enjoy to the fullest.”Looking at the commercial success, I should be feeling happy, isn’t it? Because when I signed the film, I knew that it is a commercial film, so a good box office collection is all the project aimed for. But my heart broke when the film faced trolls and audience made fun of it on the Internet.”I am a creative person. I am emotional and sensitive. I cannot take those trolls so sportingly to say ‘I don’t care’. I do care, of course, those trolls affected my mind,” said the director.ALSO READ | Bobby Deol defends Race 3: Salman Khan delivers bigger hits than othersALSO READ | Salman Khan has a message for Race 3 trollsWATCH | Race 3 Movie Review: Salman film is a meme in itselflast_img read more