The makers of upcoming Bollywood film “Tiger Zinda Hai” are on an overdrive to keep the buzz going around the upcoming film that stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. A new picture of Katrina has now emerged where she is seen wielding a gun - in line with her character of a spy.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, “Tiger Zinda Hai” is a high-octane espionage thriller and Katrina reportedly transformed into a superspy, thanks to some expert help. Katrina plays Zoya - an elite intelligence agent - who is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and slinging guns.
“In this film, Zoya plays a super spy. It was essential to understand how such agents think and operate. So, we got Katrina to train with real agents, used their expertise and experience. For instance, as intelligence agents, you have to train a certain way to keep your mental balance in direst situations. Say you face someone who has a gun and you don't. How do you still stay neutral and calm, and figure out the best possible way to counter and survive in such a situation. Katrina has really pushed herself for the part,” Zafar said in a press statement.
“She has also gone the extra mile to train in important nuances like aggressive hand-to-hand combat. The action that Katrina has done looks very real onscreen, despite being mounted on a grand scale,” he added.
Action coordinator Tom Struthers, of “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” fame, was roped in for the action sequences in the film.
“Tiger Zinda Hai”, a sequel to the 2012 film directed by Kabir Khan, will see Salman and Katrina reprise their roles as spies Tiger and Zoya. It is slated to hit theatres on December 22.
Source: Hindustan Times