Salman Khan to play 70-year-old in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’

The sequel to the blockbuster film, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is soon to go on floor and an interesting news has been leaked from the film script that in the sequel titled, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Salman will play a 70-year-old man.

The 'Sultan' actor's character will grow from the age of 17 to 70—showcasing his trip over that period. For the first time 50-year-old Salman will play the role of an aged man.

 The report quotes a source as saying, “Ali Abbas has always given Salman something hatke to play. In Sultan, he played a down-and-out wrestler who struggles to get into shape and win. And now, 'Tiger Zinda Hai' will have Salman in a never-seen-before avatar as well. YRF and Ali Abbas don’t want the plot to be revealed yet and are keeping it tightly under wraps, so that the film doesn’t lose its USP.

The sequel takes forward the story of Tiger/Manish Chandra/ Avinash Singh Rathore (Salman Khan), who is India’s top spy and an officer of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW). The film will start from Tiger’s present and then, take his journey forward.TZH will highlight many emotional highs and lows of Tiger’s life and will have equal doses of emotion and action. It will release on Eid in 2018.”

However, it was also buzzed that TZH is inspired from a Korean spy drama. However, a source at YRF says, “It is not true. The script is still being worked on.”

Speaking about the leading actress, it is learnt that Katrina Kaif has been confirmed for the sequel. She played Salman Khan’s ladylove in YRF’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and now she is again roped in to play the lead actress of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.

The film will release on Christmas 2017.