Filmmaker Kabir Khan, the director of blockbusters like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, expressed happiness over his close friend and director Ali Abbas Zafar taking the ‘Tiger’ series forward by directing Salman Khan’s 2017 Christmas release ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.
Kabir, along with other top directors from YRF and stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, were speaking at the Kirori Mal College Alumni meet on Wednesday to raise funds for reconstructing the college’s auditorium
Talking about ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Kabir said “The series was started by me, and Ali is taking that forward. I feel very happy for him. He was my assistant and my close friend too”
“As Yash Raj Films has the rights of the series, so Ali will be directing the second instalment. He will go with his vision of ‘Tiger’, though the characters and the basic set-up will be the same. The world which was created by me will be the same, but the interpretation will be different” Kabir siad.
The ‘Tubelight’ director also said the sequel completely belongs to Zafar
“Whatever the characters were in the first part, those will be carried forward, but the plot is different and is created by Ali only”
‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ releases in theatres on December 22. Both directors will be directing Salman this year. Kabir directs ‘Tubelight’, which releases first during Eid. Followed by Ali, who directs the megastar in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ scheduled for the biggest weekend of the year – Christmas.