Dec 142017
 

Filmmaker Kabir Khan says he is happy to see Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and actress Katrina Kaif back together on the big screen in the upcoming film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’

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Kabir Khan, who helmed the 2012 blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, says he is excited to see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif on celluloid with the film’s upcoming sequel ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.

The director said it is a great franchise and he is confident the second installment will do well commercially. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie is set to release on December 22. “It (‘Tiger Zinda Hai’) is superb, it is looking absolutely fantastic. It is a great franchise, it will do really well. The excitement is already there. “It is great to see Salman and Katrina back together, that chemistry that was so evident five years ago, it is as palpable even today. And Ali has only taken it to a bigger level. It is looking lovely,” Kabir told PTI.

Kabir, however, maintained that comparisons between the two films should be avoided. “Every director brings his own vision. There should be no comparisons between the two films. This is a separate film. They have their own dynamics.”It was Kabir who created the characters of the Indian spy Tiger (Salman) and Pakistani spy, Zoya, played by Katrina Kaif. The filmmaker said he is not keen on taking the franchise ahead as he does not believe in the idea of sequels. “I am not sure about(doing) ‘Tiger’ franchise, it has already moved forward. I don’t do sequels. I might do somebody else’s sequels. Out of all the characters that I have created Tiger is one such (part) which should be taken forward and I am glad it is being taken ahead.

“I myself, don’t know if I will ever do sequels, but never say never. I was asked about taking ahead ‘New York’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Till now sequels don’t really excite me. In a certain sense, I have a closure with characters with the story, so I don’t get excited of taking them ahead.” Kabir was talking on the sidelines of the launch of actor-politician Bina Kak’s photo book, “Silent Sentinels of Ranthambhore” last evening. The book was released by Salman and Katrina.

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Dec 062017
 

Though Salman Khan plays an action hero in Tiger Zinda Hai, he is glad that his character also has a romantic touch

Though Salman Khan plays an action hero in Tiger Zinda Hai, he is glad that his character also has a romantic touch. The actor filmed romantic sequences with Katrina Kaif. Khan says the love angle helps break the monotony in an action film. “It is not good to fight, but always good to romance,” says the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor. Kat will agree.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

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Dec 022017
 

Former couple, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif showcase their breathtaking chemistry in ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ from ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, a classic love ballad that celebrates the purity of romance

AlthoughTiger Zinda Hai is essentially a spy thriller that focuses on undercover agents, director Ali Abbas Zafar was certain of incorporating a romantic track in the film – one that would do justice to Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif‘s effortless on-screen chemistry. Conceived as a love ballad, the track ‘Dil Diyan Gallan‘ released on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The song makes you believe in love all over again and it beautifully showcases the love story of super-spies Tiger and Zoya. While Katrina sizzles fluently as they try their hands at the dance form-waltz, Salman too matched up the steps smoothly with the dancing queen, Katrina. The song makes you believe in love all over again and it beautifully showcases the love.

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’

This classic love ballad celebrates the purity of romance. The two, who have come together on big screens after 5 years, have shot this romantic song in Austria. Salman also showcased his artistic skills in the frozen lake of Austria. The actor drew a beautiful and mesmerising portrait of Katrina in that frozen lake. Composed by Vishal and Shekhar and sung by Atif Aslam, the song’s lyrics have been penned by Irshad Kamil. The beautiful song has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.

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Sources from the production house reveal that the lead stars had to undergo a 15-day prep before they shot for the number. “It took some time and practice for both Salman and Katrina to learn the waltz. They practised for a fortnight and in the last four days, they had to rehearse extensively with Vaibhavi. Kat was a natural and picked up the steps quickly. She even helped Salman with the steps,” says a source. The insider further reveals that shooting in the snow-capped mountains of Austria was an arduous task for the unit.

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ song

Zafar says he deliberately chose waltz as it lends the grace and restraint that his characters needed to convey. “We have filmed Dil Diyan Gallan in an old-school manner to capture the beauty of a mature love story. The song comes at a crucial juncture in the film.”

The high-octane spy thriller is all slated to hit the screens this Christmas on December 22, 2017.

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Dec 022017
 

In true Weekend Ka Vaar style, Salman Khan expresses his disappointment with the contestant’s creativity and originality while performing the luxury budget task. He questions Hina for using Chili Powder in the task

The wait is over! Salman Khan is all set to welcome his leading lady from ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Katrina Kaif to the stage of Bigg Boss 11. Together, the two will sizzle the stage while dancing to the tunes of the track ‘Swag Se Swagat’. As part of a special treat for this Weekend Ka Vaar episode, Katrina reveals that the worldwide release of the next track of the movie will happen in tonight’s episode.

Bigg Boss 11 December 2: Salman questions Hina Khan for using chilli powder in taskSalman Khan with Katrina Kaif

Salman then escorts Katrina to a lie detector seat that is put up on stage. He then goes on to ask her fun questions like who is your favourite co-star, are you a hardworking actor and about her dance moves. In return, Katrina then requests Salman to take over the seat and cross-questions him. She asks him about his favourite costar, what his workout routine is like, and why he takes off his shirt at the climax of each movie!

After the fun segment, megastar Salman Khan takes on his role and starts his Vaar on gharwale. Now that Hiten has recently lost the hair on his legs, courtesy Akash, Salman jokes and asks Hiten to show off his legs by wearing a pair of shorts and then asks him to shake a leg on a Katrina number ‘Chikni Chameli.’

Enquiring about the villain of the house this week, most gharwale nominate Puneesh for his aggressive and abusive behavior this week. Salman agrees and calls Puneesh to the dreaded Katghara for questioning. Upset that Puneesh wasted food in a fit of anger, Salman gives him a life lesson he will never forget! Bandagi jumps to his rescue by suggesting that everyone in the house takes advantage of his short temper and corners him; to which Hina says that Bandagi supports this aggressive behaviour.

In true Weekend Ka Vaar style, Salman expresses his disappointment with the contestant’s creativity and originality while performing the luxury budget task. He questions Hina for using Chili Powder in the task, and then goes on to ask Priyank if this move was justified. Vikas steps in and accuses Priyank for not supporting him as ‘sanchalak’ in the task. He then lashes out at Hina for stooping down to an inhuman level where she refuses to give water to a person who is suffering in pain.

In final moments, Salman Khan reveals that Katrina will be entering the house the following day.

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Dec 012017
 

Salman Khan draws a beautiful portrait of his former girlfriend and his ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ actress, Katrina Kaif, on a frozen lake in Austria. It is for one of their love songs from the film

Tiger Zinda Hai‘, the action mega entertainer from Yash Raj Films, has wowed everyone first with its record-smashing trailer and then its blockbuster swagger of a party anthem. Now, the audiences are set to be treated with a Salman KhanKatrina Kaiflove song! Titled ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’, the song features the two superstars in their most romantic song to date. The highlight of the song is Salman painting a portrait of Katrina on ice! Talk about freezing a moment in time!

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif standing amidst the frozen lake

Dil Diyan Gallan‘, a beautiful song that sums up the love story of super spies Tiger and Zoya have been shot across extreme climes of Austria. While the mountains were difficult to film in because of bone-chilling, subzero temperatures, the song has turned out to be a visual treat set in the gorgeous Alps. Director Ali Abbas Zafar sums it up as “It is a romantic track that captures the beauty of a mature love story. We have filmed ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ in an old school, vintage way to bring alive the romance that two mature people share. It is like a classic Yash Chopra song.”

Just like filming for action sequences on this remote Austrian mountainside had its challenges, shooting this ballad didn’t come easy either. Ali adds, “Salman and Katrina shot this song on some very difficult terrain in the Alps. The biggest highlight of this song is the unique Katrina portrait that he has drawn on a frozen lake. We had to shoot on this lake and Salman converted it to a canvas. We had to source natural colors, as ice doesn’t catch all kinds of paints, which didn’t come easy. But once we got hold of this, he created a huge 20 feet by 20 feet portrait that features Katrina’s face. It’s a sight for sore eyes, this painting, and it makes Dil Diyan Gallan a truly unique romantic song visually.”

Salman and Katrina’s scorching chemistry has become the talk of the town. Their onscreen romance makes Tiger Zinda Hai even more anticipated. The high octane action thriller is set to release on December 22, 2017.

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Dec 012017
 

Salman Khan opens up on his favourite co-star, Katrina Kaif, his first meeting with her and how he didn’t think he was movie star material

Salman Khan‘s the one person in the industry Katrina Kaif has immense trust in. She is the calm in the chaotic world of Salman Khan. And it is this deep friendship that reflects seamlessly on the big screen. In an interview for the December edition of Vogue India, Khan opens up on his favourite co-star and how he didn’t think he was movie star material.

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

Prod him on his first meeting with the then-18-year-old Kaif and he recalls, “It was at a small get-together. She had come home for a party and I thought she was one of the sweetest girls ever. She knew my sister and all my friends, but she didn’t know me.” A friendly chat at the party led to the blossoming of a new romance. Khan and Kaif were reportedly in a relationship for four years before they parted ways in 2009. However, the two continue to be the closest of friends, even sharing screen space in Tiger Zinda Hai.

The coming year will mark 30 years in the industry for Khan. Considering he is the firstborn of celebrated screenwriter Salim Khan, one might assume that Khan always knew he wanted to be a movie star. However, he admits that it wasn’t so. “I was like, how can I be an actor? When I walk into a place, nobody notices me. I remember Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff; when they walked in, you’d know someone had come. So I decided that until that happens to me, I’ll never make it,” says Khan.

The superstar adds that he decided early on in his career that he won’t play grey characters, as he is aware that his fans look up to him as a role model. “When someone is going through a rough patch, they turn to a film hero to see how he handles it.”

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Nov 242017
 

katrinaEver since she made her debut on Instagram, Katrina Kaif has been setting temperatures soaring with her oh-so-hot pictures and rigorous workout sessions.

But this click is sure to blow your mind! The ‘Jagga Jasoos’ actress shared a beautiful image on the photo-sharing platform, where she’s seen donning a royal blue brocade blouse paired with a bright yellow and pink saree. Wearing her hair back in a neat bun with flowers adorning it, she accessorised the look with a choker and jhumkas. The round pink bindi on her forehead completes the look.

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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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Nov 112017
 

Katrina Kaif is giving us extreme fitness goals by posting her workout pictures on her Instagram account. The ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ actress has again posted a picture of hers. A picture which would make you leave everything and hit the gym. Assuming it to be a post workout picture, in her blue and black gym wear, her svelte physique is narrating the hard work behind this commendable picture. Her shoulders to her curves, everything is accurately sculpted. She posted the picture and wrote, “Up and at it …….”

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Katrina Kaif/ Picture from her Instagram account

A week ago, Katrina, who is also known as one of the biggest fitness freaks in Bollywood, was seen giving Alia Bhatt serious gym lessons, in absence of their trainer. She was seen pushing Alia to do 300 squats with weights.

Also read: Oops! Katrina Kaif Gives Alia Bhatt A Hard Time In Gym

On the professional front, Katrina Kaif is awaiting her next release, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ with Salman Khan. The film is a sequel to the 2010 starrer, Ek Tha Tiger by Kabir Khan. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is helmed by ‘Sultan’ director, Ali Abbas Zafar. The film is slated to release this Christmas, December 22.

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Nov 102017
 

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’s trailer was unveiled by its director Ali Abbas Zafar on Tuesday, November 8. The fans went berserk after watching the trailer, as it stayed to its promise of offering high-octane action stunts, those of the Hollywood standards. Reportedly, the trailer of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has become the first Hindi film promo to surpass the trailer views of the magnificent ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

According to an India.com report, the trailer of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’- sequel to 2010 ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has garnered the most likes. It has surpassed ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ trailer by getting over 6,48,000 likes, whereas ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ has received approximately over 5,41,000 likes thus far. Considering Salman Khan’s previous outing ‘Tubelight’ proved to be a debacle at the Box Office, this achievement, merely in a short span of four days, shows to be a positive sign for the film’s report card.

Salman and Katrina, both are reprising their roles as RAW agent and ISI agent respectively from ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in the sequel, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. At the trailer launch of the film, when Ali Abbas Zafar was asked about the tremendous pressure on him to take the franchise ahead, he said, “There’s a lot of pressure. Obviously, it’s such a big film with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. It’s a big franchise and I did ‘Sultan’ with Salman, so there’s an added baggage.”

Also read:Salman Khan Refused To Kiss Katrina Kaif In ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’?

Produced by Yash Raj and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is set to raise the temperatures this Christmas, December 22.

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