Bollywood superstars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will make Abu Dhabi their temporary home as they spend 65 days filming their action film Tiger Zinda Hai. Plus, auditions for extras will begin soon.
The Tiger Zinda Hai team will commence filming in the emirate on May 4 and work has already begun on creating sets such as a 20,000 square-metre backlot. Around 150 workers will be on site for a total 100 days to create the film’s main set, many of whom helped to build the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi in 2013. The production will also film at 20 other locations around Abu Dhabi before moving to the set.
“Tiger Zinda Hai is a film of sizeable scale and context. Abu Dhabi, with a variety of locations and gracious hosts, is ideal to shoot for a film like this one. I hope that the entire unit will enjoy our time here,” said Khan in a statement.
The film is a sequel to the blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger and will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
Kaif, who filmed Bang Bang! in 2014 with Hrithik Roshan in Abu Dhabi, returns to the capital again.
“Tiger Zinda Hai shifts to different locations across the globe, and Abu Dhabi fits in perfectly with our story. Additionally, it provides all the comforts and conveniences that a film unit needs. I look forward to shooting in eye-catching locations and on the impressive set here,” said Kaif.
Produced by Yash Raj Films, Tiger Zinda Hai is scheduled to release in December.