Salman Khan has an interesting line-up for films in the making. He has ‘Radhe: Most Wanted Bhai’, ‘ Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ and ‘Guns of North.’ However, the most awaited one is the third film of the ‘Tiger’ series. After ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Salman is all set to make the third part with Yash Raj Films. Bollywood Hungama reports that the scale of the third franchise is set to be extremely grand and extravagant.
Their sources tell them the makers are ready to push the envelope this time. Bollywood Hungama quotes “The cost of production of Tiger 3 is going to be in the range of Rs. 200 to 225 crores, which is the biggest for a Hindi film till date. There will also be the usual additional burden of print and publicity of approximately Rs. 20 to 25 crores. In all his association with YRF, Salman has taken away around Rs. 100 crores as acting fees, depending on the magnitude of profits and Tiger 3 will be no different.”
They further added “But they are not worried about the returns. The idea is to breach the Rs. 400 crore club this time around, as the Tiger Zinda Hai created havoc by earning Rs. 339.16 crores in India.” Interestingly, the budget of Tiger Zinda Hai was Rs. 150 crores excluding Salman’s fees, while Ek Tha Tiger was around Rs. 60 crores excluding Salman’s fees.”
Last time YRF made such a big film was ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ with Aamir Khan where they sent Rs 240 crores, including Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan’s fees. The source says “Tiger is the biggest franchise for YRF alongside Dhoom, and Adi Chopra is leaving no stone unturned to mount them on a scale that sets new heights for action films in India. Tiger will be shot across the globe in 6 to 7 countries, with action by an international stunt team. The work on the script is in progress for the last 2 years with in-house YRF writers headed by Aditya Chopra, and the ones who have heard of it say that it’s the best among all three Tiger films till date.”
‘Tiger 3’ is known to be the last movie of the franchise and hence the makers want to leave no stone unturned.
In order to bring new ideas and sequences to the table, Salman and Aditya Chopra have decided not to have Kabir Khan or Ali Abbas Zafar who directed the first two series. The film is going to be helmed by Maneesh Sharma. The source added “Yes, Ali had an idea in place for Tiger 3 and there was also a thought of getting Kabir back, but eventually, after initial conversations with the two, it was Maneesh Sharma who bagged the biggie. His vision for the franchise matches that of Adi Chopra and Salman Khan, and he is all charged up to direct the superstar along with Katrina Kaif in this franchise.”
The film will be announced as a part of YRF’s 50 years celebration. The announcement is reported to happen anytime between 10th August and 27th September.