Tiger Zinda Hai has ended its run at the box office at collections close to 340 crore, thereby emerging one of the biggest hits of all time. Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead, this Ali Abbas Zafar directorial was the sequel to 2012 successful film, Ek Tha Tiger.
The director won a lot of acclaim from the audience for making a crisp espionage thriller and, as expected, left an open ending in the film. The climax hinted about the possibility of another film in the Tiger Franchise, as it ends with a dialogue by Salman Khan “Jab Bhi Yeh Desh Musibat Main Hoga, Yaad Rakhna, Tiger Abhi Zinda Hai.”
Now we hear that a third instalment of the franchise is already on cards. Although the work on the script is yet to begin, we hear that Aditya Chopra has already asked Ali Abbas Zafar to jump onto Tiger 3 once he finishes shooting for Bharat.
“Tiger is one of the biggest franchise of Bollywood and everyone at YRF is charged up to take the franchise forward. Ali Abbas Zafar has already extended his contract with YRF and his next film for the production house will be Tiger 3. The third Tiger film would be the last part of the franchise that stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead,” said a source close to the development.
In a recent interview, Ali was quoted saying, “I am dying to do it or rather I want to do it. This was a new genre for me and I learnt a lot of things while shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai. I want to polish that side of my skills and want to make a more contemporary international crossover Tiger 3. It is too early to talk over it. All of us, i.e. producer Aditya Chopra and the entire team, to make Tiger 3 after watching the final scene of Tiger Zinda Hai when Salman walks out of the phone boot. Even Salman and Katrina are charged up taking Tiger 3. Hopefully, after Bharat, it would be Tiger 3.”
Given Ali Abbas Zafar’s work mechanism, we can expect Tiger 3 to arrive by Christmas 2020, but this is mere speculation on our part. Are you excited to see Tiger and Zoya once again? Do let us know.