Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan team up once again for Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel of Ek Tha Tiger. Photograph:( Twitter )
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar shared a new still from his upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai on Wednesday. Featuring Katrina Kaif, Zafar captioned the photo as, "Zoya , if eyes could kill #Katrina kaif @TigerZindaHai(sic)"
The film features Kaif opposite Salman Khan and has been produced by Yash Raj Films. It is a sequel of Ek Tha Tiger which features the same lead pair but was directed by Kabir Khan.
While speaking to a news agency, Zafar stated that the actress has really pushed herself to play the part of Zoya. "Katrina has really pushed herself for the part. 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," Zafar said in a statement. Katrina plays Zoya, a spy, and underwent training under real intelligence agents for her role.
"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 in a certain way to keep your mental balance in direct situations," he added.
The filmmaker has been regularly sharing photos and videos from the shoot on his social media pages. On Tuesday, Zafar had shared a photo of Salman Khan as well.
Tiger Zinda Hai is slated to release on December 22.