The action thriller, backed by Yash Raj Films (YRF), features Khan and Katrina Kaif as spy agents
Actor Emraan Hashmi has been brought in to play the villain in the third installment of the Salman Khan-led “Tiger” franchise.
The action thriller, backed by Yash Raj Films (YRF), features Khan and Katrina Kaif as Tiger and Zoya spy agents.
“Emraan (Hashmi) will play the villain in the third installment of the ‘Tiger’ franchise,” said a source close to the production of the film.
“Tiger 3” marks the first collaboration between Hashmi, Khan and Kaif. It is also the first time that the actor is working on a YRF project.
Ek Tha Tiger (2012), the first film in the franchise, tells the story of an Indian spy (RAW) code-named Tiger, who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (Kaif) during an investigation.
In the sequel, “Tiger Zinda Hai” (2017), Tiger and Zoya went on a mission to rescue a group of hostages held by a militant terrorist organization in Iraq. The film is said to be inspired by the kidnapping of Indian nurses in 2014 by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
Ek Tha Tiger was directed by Kabir Khan, while the second film was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
Maneesh Sharma will be in charge of the third part.
“The recordings for the third part will start next month. The makers are currently locking the schedule, ”said the insider.
Hashmi will next appear in Sanjay Gupta’s “Mumbai Saga” and “Chehre”, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan.