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Tiger Zinda Hai: Katrina Kaif trained with real spies and she’s gunning for some action. See pic

Katrina Kaif’s new photo from Tiger Zinda Hai shows her in character as a spy. She will be reprising her role as a Pakistani agent in the Salman Khan film.

bollywood Updated: Nov 01, 2017 12:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Tiger Zinda Hai,Katrina Kaif,Salman Khan
Katrina Kaif is ready for some action in new still from Tiger Zinda Hai.

The makers of Tiger Zinda Hai are on an overdrive to keep the buzz going around the upcoming film that stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. A new picture of Katrina has now emerged where she is seen wielding a gun - in line with her character of a spy.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger Zinda Hai is a high-octane espionage thriller and Katrina reportedly transformed into a superspy, thanks to some expert help. Katrina plays Zoya - an elite intelligence agent - who is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and slinging guns.

“In this film, Zoya plays a super spy. It was essential to understand how such agents think and operate. So, we got Katrina to train with real agents, used their expertise and experience. For instance, as intelligence agents, you have to train a certain way to keep your mental balance in direst situations. Say you face someone who has a gun and you don’t. How do you still stay neutral and calm, and figure out the best possible way to counter and survive in such a situation. Katrina has really pushed herself for the part,” Zafar said in a press statement.

“She has also gone the extra mile to train in important nuances like aggressive hand-to-hand combat. The action that Katrina has done looks very real onscreen, despite being mounted on a grand scale,” he added.

Action coordinator Tom Struthers ,of Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises fame, was roped in for the action sequences in the film.

Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to the 2012 film directed by Kabir Khan, will see Salman and Katrina reprise their roles as spies Tiger and Zoya. The film has been shot in Abu Dhabi, Tyrol and Austria. Salman and Katrina have recently shot for a special song for the film in Greece. Tiger Zinda Hai is slated to hit theatres on December 22.

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First Published: Nov 01, 2017 12:08 IST