Over the years, Salman Khan has become the epitome of Bollywood’s larger-than-life hero. Fans expect their beloved ‘Bhai’ to beat up dozens singlehandedly, and are unable to accept him in a ‘non-macho’ avatar (as the box office collections of Tubelight prove). Salman’s next release, Tiger Zinda Hai, promises to be a treat for his fans, as the actor will be back to doing high-octane stunts and wooing the leading lady, Katrina Kaif.
Salman told DNA, “Tiger Zinda Hai is going to be bigger than Ek Tha Tiger for sure. It begins from where we left off in part one. Tiger Zinda Hai has things that you have never seen before in Indian cinema. We are making this film on a huge scale, especially the action.”
Ek Tha Tiger was a blockbuster, and high expectations are riding on the sequel too. The actor opened up about the film’s action sequences. “The action scenes that I have shot with the team in Austria and Abu Dhabi are on another level. There are horses, tanks, big weapons and there’s this whole army, military backdrop. It’s like something you see in Hollywood films,” he said.
Salman also revealed, “The plot is also inspired by a real incident. It’s a really nice script. I cannot tell you what the true story is, as Adi (Aditya Chopra) will kill me!”
There are still portions of the film that have not been shot. Salman revealed that around 30-40 per cent of Tiger Zinda Hai is yet to be completed. “We are going to Morocco for about 15 days and after that, we finish the film with a 40-day Abu Dhabi schedule,” the Sultan actor said.
Tiger Zinda Hai will hit the theatres this Christmas.