Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai is an espionage drama that features the film’s protagonists Tiger and Zoya travelling to five different countries, fighting against the odds to fulfill their life-threatening mission. The dramatic journey of these two intelligence agents has been planned on a huge scale and director Ali Abbas Zafar wanted the expanse of the movie to come out through Tiger’s adventures. Hence, he decided to shoot it across five different countries which include Austria, Greece, Morocco, Abu Dhabi and India.
Talking about it, director Ali Abbas Zafar explained, “To meet the scale of the film, we had to travel to four different countries for different reasons. Certain landscapes needed to become a part of the film, so we had to go to Austria to get the snow-covered mountains. We also had to go to Morocco to feature crucial fight sequences of horseback riding. The country’s landscape and topography brings a certain texture to these sequences. It also has horses trained for some fight sequences, as many Hollywood films like Troy, and Mummy Returns.
He went on to add, “Greece was absolutely picturesque and was the perfect location to shoot the celebratory anthem ‘Swag Se Karenge Sabka Swagat’. Abu Dhabi gave us desert terrain. We got great support from the Abu Dhabi government be it locations, production, army and air-force requirement. They helped us create larger than life action drama sequences. We also shot a couple of scenes in North and South block, Delhi. Overall, each location has huge significance and is part of turning points in the film’s script.”
Keeping in mind its aim to deliver the biggest action adventure of 2017 that are at par with international standards, YRF’s Tiger Zinda Hai team engaged with film crews that have handled major Hollywood films in each foreign location. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres on December 22.