Dec 232017

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead, earned INR 33.75 crore nett in India as it raced past the previous non-holiday record held by ‘Dhoom 3’

Salman Khan‘s mega action entertainer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has taken a gigantic opening to become the biggest non-holiday opener of all time! Yash Raj Film’s high octane visual spectacle, also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead, earned INR 33.75 crore nett in India as it raced past the previous non-holiday record held by Dhoom 3 (also a Yash Raj Film). 

Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ poster.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has Bollywood’s biggest action hero attempting to take down an army of enemies as he goes on an impossible mission to save nurses held as hostage in war-torn Iraq. The film opened to outstanding reviews from audiences and fans and the business is expected to exponentially grow over the huge Christmas holiday weekend. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ opened to a massive 5,700 screens worldwide, with India Screen Count being a mammoth 4,600.

Commenting on the spectacular opening of the film, director, Ali Abbas Zafar says, “It is an overwhelming and a humbling moment. I thank the audiences for showering so much love on Tiger Zinda Hai. The cast and crew and the entire YRF team have toiled their hearts out and this incredible success will be cherished by all of us. I’m delighted that the film has lived up to the expectations of the fans of India’s biggest action hero Salman Khan and that audiences are enjoying the film across the country and giving us such huge thumbs up.”

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Nov 162017

After wowing their fans with Mashallah in Ek Tha Tiger five years ago, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have reunited for another dance number in their upcoming release, Tiger Zinda Hai. The duo is set to show their swag in Swag Se Swagat, a dance number that will release next week. Besides being a perfect platform for Khan and Kaif to display their crackling chemistry, the high point of the song is that it features 100 dancers from four countries — Greece, France, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Tiger Zinda Hai

Turns out, dancers of different nationalities were roped in for the Vaibhavi Merchant-choreographed track to drive home the point of diversity, which is the song’s underlying theme. The background dancers are trained in ballerina, hip hop and Afroancehall, each bringing their unique dance form to the song. “Swag Se Swagat is essentially about celebrating peace, love and brotherhood. So we thought why not have Salman, Katrina and dancers from all over the world,” says director Ali Abbas Zafar.

Ali Abbas Zafar
Ali Abbas Zafar

The director reveals that shooting the number in the picturesque island of Naxos in Greece was an experience in itself. The locals were excited at the prospect of having an Indian project being shot in their hometown. “The entire town found out that a big Bollywood film was being filmed in their home turf. Everyone would turn up to check the shoot out. When we would play the song during the takes, the locals too would be dancing on their rooftops, balconies and alleys,” laughs Zafar.

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Oct 252017

There is talk that Katrina Kaif will team up with Salman Khan in ‘Bharat’, which is slated to release during Eid 2019. An adaptation of the South Korean film, ‘Ode To My Father’ (2014), it will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

The producer is Sallu’s brother-in-law, Atul Agnihotri. Kat considers Ali her brother. Sallu developed a special bond with him during the shoot of Tiger Zinda Hai. Won’t exactly be a surprise if Kat lands a role in the long-in-the-planning human drama.

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Oct 232017

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has booked Eid 2019 as the release date of his next film, ‘Bharat’. The 51-year-old star will play the title role in the movie, which will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. With ‘Bharat’, the actor is continuing with the trend of releasing his films on Eid. The movie is an official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film, ‘Ode to My Father’, which narrates modern Korean history from the 1950s to the modern day through the life of an ordinary man and events such as the Hungnam Evacuation during the 1950 Korean War.

Salman Khan's new film 'Bharat' to release on Eid 2019
Salman Khan

The film will also depict the government’s decision to dispatch nurses and miners to West Germany in the ’60s and the Vietnam War.

“Bharat” will be backed by Atul Agnihotri, who attended the South Korean film’s screening at Berlin Film Festival, where it was identified as potential content for the Indian masses.

Agnihotri says their adaptation will be inspired by the original movie but the story will be based closer to home.

“It’s the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat. That film is just the starting point for ours but since it was an inspiration, we wanted in all fairness to officially own it and acquired the remake rights before going ahead with Bharat,” he said in a release.

The producer also said Salman was the right choice to play the role of the protagonist, given his long association with his brother-in-law as an actor, producer and director. The actor-producer duo’s film will hit the celluloid on the festive period once again post the blockbuster 2011 “Bodyguard”.

“It’s a character that I thought would resonate with him. It’s a huge responsibility making a film with Salman as there are big expectations that come with the job. I’m very conscious about Salman’s fan base and what they want. And once again, I’m convinced that being a family film it’s worthy of coming during the festive time. And anyway, an Eid release is always every producer’s preferred choice.”

Agnihotri added director Zafar is excited and “passionate” to a part of the project.

“Ali is a friend, I love his work and eventually it’s all about connecting with the source. If you speak to him, you will realise that Ali is far more passionate about the material,” he said.

Salman has worked with Zafar in 2016’s blockbuster “Sultan” and their much-awaited film “Tiger Zinda Hai” up for release on December 22.

“Bharat” will be shot on elaborate sets in Abu Dhabi and Spain, besides Punjab and Delhi in India.

“Casting will be our main agenda over the next three months and since it’s a character-driven story, we will take actors who fit the part,” he added.

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Jul 192017

Picture courtesy/Salman Khan Twitter accountPicture courtesy/Salman Khan Twitter account

Salman Khan flew into Morocco for the shoot of Tiger Zinda Hai.

Yesterday, director Ali Abbas Zafar posted a video on Twitter and wrote, “Straight from New York, with no sleep Salman Khan jumps in for horse riding training.”

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Jun 302017

Salman Khan fans, it’s time to get all cheerful and excited as we have some awesome news for you. Bhaijaan is all set to roll with ‘Dabangg 3′. Well, we are sure many of you can’t wait to see what Chulbul Pandey is upto in this film.

But what if we told you that the actor himself has revealed some exciting details about the plot of the film? Wouldn’t that make your day?

Salman Khan Reveals The Plot Of ‘Dabangg 3' And We Can't Wait For The Film To Be Released© Dabangg

Salman revealed that he will be shooting for ‘Dabangg 3′ while shooting for other films. The actor is busy for the next two-years which means you get to see more of Salman on-screen. 

“The script of ‘Dabangg 3′ is ready. It’s going to start during ‘Bharat’, which is Atul and Alvira’s (Agnihotri) film, which Ali Abbas Zafar is directing. That starts after Remo’s film. Atul’s film requires some gaps. So between the schedules for Atul’s film, I will shoot for ‘Dabangg 3′,” revealed Salman to DNA.

Since ‘Dabangg’ released in 2010 it received an overwhelming response from the audience. Chulbhul Pandey’s witty and Ronbinhood avatar left everyone stunned, making it a big hit at the box office. So when they announced the sequel to the film that was released in 2012, it just gave everyone a reason to rejoice. Since then everyone is looking out for the third part. The latest installment of the film will mostly highlight Chulbul’s life before he becomes Robinhood. Well, that’s indeed an interesting take after all every Dabangg fan would love to his story. 

However, this part won’t be directed by Arbaaz Khan. “He gets very hyper so we asked him to chill and take rest. He will produce the film this time,” Salman added. 

Salman Khan Reveals The Plot Of ‘Dabangg 3' And We Can't Wait For The Film To Be Released© Dabangg

He further briefed, “So it’s Chulbul Pandey now and then — what has gone on in his life before part one and two. The flashback will show how Chulbul Pandey actually became Chulbul Pandey. The remaining part will be about what he’s up to now.”

We totally got to agree that all these details have certainly left us looking out for the film even more!

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Mar 242017

27-Salman-KhanSalman Khan says his family and friends keep him grounded as they do not get affected by his a superstar status.

The 51-year-old actor, who is one of the most popular stars of the Indian film industry, says people around him always make sure to counter him if he does anything “wrong”.

“I don’t keep myself grounded. I at times find myself flying high. But my family and friends keep me grounded.

“When a person reaches at high position, people around them just agree to whatever they say. But my family and friends always tell me if they find something wrong in me,” Salman says in reply to a fan’s question on his app.
The actor says he is still afraid of his parents and makes sure that his behaviour did not affect his family and friends.

“Till now I have this fear of my parents. I still have the fear that what I am doing may hurt my mom and dad or upset my siblings.”

Salman will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s “Tubelight”. The actor is currently shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s “Tiger Zinda Hai” which stars Katrina Kaif as the female lead.

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Mar 172017

490473-salman26Salman Khan is currently in Austria shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ alongside Katrina Kaif. The film that is the second installment of the 2012 blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is touted to be a political thriller revolving around espionage. However, if latest reports are anything to go by, an action sequence will have Salman trying to save himself from the ‘jaws of death’.

Latest reports suggest that Salman will battle a pack of wolves for an action sequence in the film. This scene is allegedly producer Aditya Chopra’s vision, and the team is going the extra mile to shoot this while keeping up to international standards.

The scene that will presumably be shot in the snow-clad mountains of Austria, will see Salman take on a pack of tamed wolves. Reports suggest that Hollywood stunt director Tom Struthers and director Ali have been working with the wolf trainers to make sure that shooting the scene keeps up with all the guidelines.

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has been scheduled for a December 2017 release.

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