Initially, Tiger Zinda Hai wasn’t supposed to be a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger: Ali Abbas Zafar

“I think the way the cinema is shaping up, we are moving towards realism. The film is based on the true event of 2014 in Iraq when some Indian nurses were taken hostage. I thought since it’s about two agents, and we already had a film about two agents with Salman and Katrina. So, when I told both of them about the rescue mission and what happened to those nurses in those days, they got excited. So, I have an elder-younger brother equation with him, same with Salman. I’ll merge these two in this story so that it becomes a story of two characters, which people already know,” the director told mediapersons. 2017-11-07T14:40:13+00:00″>
Published:November 7, 2017 2:40 pm

Ali Abbas Zafar was speaking at the trailer launch of Tiger Zinda Hai. Ali Abbas Zafar opened up about the film at its trailer launch today. The film releases on December 22. It was only after he finished the script, he realised Salman and Katrina’s characters from the Kabir Khan film fit in his story. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd I first wrote the story and felt it’s worth telling. “I had assisted Kabir (Khan). Tiger Zinda Hai looks like Salman’s show all the way as it presents him in the true-blue action avatar, which is loved by the masses. Zafar said that though the film’s subject is real, he has tackled it in a fictional space. It is a completely fictional account. It’s a fictional film that we have written around that event.”

The film’s trailer is powerful enough for Salman’s fans to forget the horror of his June release, Tubelight. But when I wrote this film, it wasn’t like a sequel. We want to tell stories that are real, stories that we have heard.