Tiger Zinda Hai is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and one of the year reason being Zoya and Tiger which promise that it will have high octane action sequence which hasn’t seen in Bollywood to date. The movie will also mark paring of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif on the silver screen. The wait is finally over the movie is all set to release during Christmas weekend.
During a recent interaction with the media, Ali Abbas Zafar revealed his experience of working with Salman Khan for the second time. He was quoted saying that, “Actually, anyone will fall for bhai. Woh ankh utha kar dekhte hai to sabko unsey pyaar ho jata hai (The moment he lifts his eyes and looks at you, you are surely going to fall in love with him).”
Katrina’s chemistry with Salman is sizzling even after 5 years, the romance between Tiger and Zoya is still alive. As a result, the director said that, “Main toh chata hoon phir dobara ho jaye (I wish they get in back again).” But immediately corrects himself, “Nevermind that, I keep talking rubbish sometimes!”
Ali also feels blessed to have a good working equation with his Leading ladies of his movies. He said that, “Even in Sultan he shared a great chemistry with Anushka Sharma. Usually people feel Salman is a great action hero, but actually, he is a real romantic hero. He has the quality of the real Indian man. His emotions and romance that he portrays are so true to his persona, there is no cheapness. He portrays romance in a sophisticated manner and not in an obnoxious manner. Thus, his chemistry with all his heroines looks great.”
During the interaction wit the media, was asked about his take on Salman khan agreeing to do a kissing scene for the first time in this film and said that, “I am following Salman’s footsteps. We are making a pure outright Hindustani film; an out-and-out a family film. Tiger Zinda Hai is a film people of all age groups can sit together and watch. There are no smooches at all. Bhai has never done it and I dare not bring it in at this point.”
Sultan director also cleared the air behind Salman Khan reaching on set late, he said that, “Until now all my films with Salman have had a lot of action and body show. So, Salman accordingly chalks out his programme and is on the sets from 9 am. He gets up early and starts off with his workout. Undeniably, he is doing this for the film. And till 2 in the night, he stays with us to complete the shoot.”
He further added that, “Owing to his wonderful experience, we do discuss a few things and may get into an argument. But these arguments are for the betterment of the film. However, he will always like to give his best. Until he feels satisfied, he will keep asking for retakes. But when he is done he will say ‘This is the best I can give’. He is a simple actor to work with.”