Emraan Hashmi on keeping his Tiger 3 character a secret: ‘Was dying to tell people about it’

Emraan Hashmi’s character Aatish will be seen as a cold-blooded nemesis of Salman Khan aka Tiger in the film

Emraan Hashmi is slated to return to the big screen as the adversary in Tiger 3, a film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The interesting clip, which was formally released on Monday, gave his admirers a glimpse of his character.

Emraan revealed his Tiger 3 poster and introduced his character Aatish on Tuesday. For those who are unaware, Emraan’s participation in Tiger 3 was kept a secret by producer Aditya Chopra because the actor is the biggest surprise of YRF Spy Universe’s latest offering.


Emraan will be portrayed as Salman Khan’s cold-blooded antagonist, Tiger Avinash Singh Rathore. He is a cunning guy, described by Emraan as ‘intellectual, his thinking is his greatest weapon, and he also holds vast power over authorities across countries.’ According to the actor, Aatish is driven by fury and will go to any length to ‘kill’ Tiger and his family.

Emraan also revealed why his character was kept under wraps. “The anti-heroes of the YRF Spy Universe have been the trump cards. They hit you hard by surprise and Aditya Chopra was clear that he wanted my character to also catch people by surprise. So, an elaborate plan was made to keep me under wraps,” he said.

Emraan added, “I was dying to tell people about Tiger 3 but couldn’t, knowing very well that the pay off would be immense when my character is unveiled to the people. The decision was clear to bring the anti-hero to spotlight with the trailer of Tiger 3 and I’m happy that people are loving my menacing turn.”

Emraan believes that villains make for memorable roles that people fondly remember for a long time.

Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Tiger 3 is set to release this Diwali, November 12, Sunday.