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With Ready being a blockbuster success, Chillar Party out of his way and shooting of Bodyguard over, Salman Khan is now all set to step into one of his biggest films till date – Ek Tha Tiger. While a lot has been said and written about the film bringing back Salman together with Katrina Kaif, what has further added to the intrigue is the thriller base of the film. The latest development in this direction is that Yash Raj Films and director Kabir Khan would be shooting some of the key sequences of Ek Tha Tiger in the same style that would remind film buffs of thriller Bourne series.
“It is a known fact that Salman would be travelling across globe for Ek Tha Tiger which would be shot at various unseen exotic locations. This is similar to thrillers like Bourne series which again required it’s lead protagonist to get into globe trotting mode”, comments a source.
So while the makers have emphasized on the fact that at the core of it Ek Tha Tiger is a romantic thriller, Kabir’s penchant for shooting his films abroad has made one expect a slick thriller in a similar format as Bourne.
“If you see my earlier films like Kabul Express and New York, you would agree that locations were important characters there. I couldn’t have set films anywhere else but these countries. Similarly even for Ek Tha Tiger, I am not going to four countries just because either I want to travel or my producers are willing to spend a fortune on the film”, says Kabir Khan who is gearing up to kick-start the first schedule of his most expensive film till date.
The source adds, “The film is an international thriller and Bhai is quite kicked about starting it soon. He himself is quite fascinated by the Bourne touch here. He understands though that from the core story and plot perspective, there is nothing common between Ek Tha Tiger and Bourne films. Still the very fact that even Bourne was required to traverse the entire globe on a mission, even Ek Tha Tiger follows suit. This is for the first time ever in over two decade career that Salman would be travelling so extensively for a film of his.”
On asked to comment on the Bourne influence on Ek Tha Tiger, Rafiq Gangjee of Yash Raj Films said, “The only similarity between the two films may probably be the style of some of the action, nothing more than that.”
With Kabir sounding pretty excited about taking his thriller across the globe, one can only expect the drama to intensify in months to come.