Ever since the release of Tigar Zinda Hai’s gripping trailer, fans haven’t been able to stop raving about how great everything looked. From Salman’s action sequences to Salman and Katrina’s on screen chemistry, Tiger Zinda Hai looks as promising as could be. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is based on the rescue of 46 Indian nurses from the Islamic state in Tikrit, Iraq. However, the filmmaker faced a road block while shooting, as procuring permission to shoot in Iraq is difficult. Ali then decided to recreate the city in Abu Dhabi instead.
When quizzed about why he chose the UAE, Ali told Mid-Day, "The sand dunes and vast stretches of desert proved to be advantageous in recreating certain textures. We have shot in temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius on certain days, [which also helped in enhancing the cinematic experience]."
The filmmaker spoke of how the UAE was closest to what he had envisioned for those scenes in the film. He went on to credit the UAE government for allowing an easy swift shoot over a schedule of 50 days. He said "The army and air force provided us with tanks, choppers and trucks for key action sequences. The support that they offered became a primary reason for us to agree to shoot there."
According to reports, the sets of Tiger Zinda Hai was one of the biggest ones built by an Indian filmmaker out of India. It was approximately around 20,000 sq-ft, with a minimum of 100 people working on constructing, dismantling or enhancing different parts of it.
Considering the trailer was so hard hitting, we can’t wait for the film to release. Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to hit cinemas on 22nd December and the countdown to it is going to begin soon!