Superstar Salman Khan and former girlfriend actress Katrina Kaif are returning for the sequel of their 2012 action-romance “Ek Tha Tiger”. Titled “Tiger Zinda Hai”, the YRF film will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, unlike the first movie, which was helmed by Kabir Khan. Zafar made the announcement of the film on Twitter on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha. Under the name of the movie, the poster has a caption written, “An Indian Agent. A Pakistani Spy. Against A Common Enemy.”
The first movie centered around an Indian spy code-named Tiger (Salman), who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (Katrina) during an investigation. “Tiger Zinda Hai” marks the fifth film of Salman and Katrina together after “Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?”, “Partner”, “Yuvraaj” and “Ek Tha Tiger”.
Besides these movies, Salman had a cameo in Katrina-Ranbir’s “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani”, while the 33-year-old actress made a special apperance in the actor’s 2011 film “Bodyguard”.
“Tiger Zinda Hai” is Salman and Katrina’s second big screen outing with Zafar. While the 50-year-old actor worked with the director in the recently released blockbuster “Sultan”, Katrina and Zafar teamed up in 2011 for “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan”.
After its release, Ek Tha Tiger broke several records. After its box office opening it collected ₹32 crore (US$4.8 million) in the first day and became the highest opening collection in the history of Indian cinema and the biggest single-day collection ever.