The 2012 blockbuster was directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films (YRF).
“Though many top actresses were vying for the highly coveted role, it was Katrina who bagged it. The film is tailor -made for her to shine as she has been cast opposite Salman. Katrina also shares a great equation with Aditya Chopra and his team at YRF,” sources said here.
“She would do some hardcore action in the film for which she will begin training soon,” they added.
The Kabir Khan-directed espionage drama film had “Dabangg” Khan playing the role of an Indian spy, Tiger, while the “Bang Bang” actress essayed the character of a Pakistani spy named Zoya.
The shooting for the sequel, “Tiger Zinda Hai”, will begin in March and YRF has announced December 22, 2017 as the release date. Salman will be back as Tiger in the sequel while Katrina will reprise her character Zoya.
On Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, the official Twitter handle of Yash Raj Films unveiled the first look of Tiger Zinda Hai.
The sequel will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who is basking in the box-office success of “Sultan”. (Tiger Zinda Hai first look: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif are back in this thriller)
Ek Tha Tiger also gave Bollywood the sizzling pair of Katrina Kaif and Salman, which was loved by all. The movie went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of that year.