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Ali Abbas Zafar Reveals Why He Won’t Direct Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif Starrer Tiger 3

Ali Abbas Zafar opened up about why he could not direct Salman Khan's actioner Tiger 3

Salman Khan’s Tiger franchise is extended to a third installment. Tiger 3 is highly anticipated movie of Bollywood in recent times. Ever since the project was announced fans are eagerly waiting for the actioner to be released. Now director Ali Abbas Zafar gave a new update about Tiger 3.

For a long time, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar was expected to continue the franchise however, he won’t direct the action film. The next chapter of the Salman Khan starrer will be helmed by Maneesh Sharma of Band Baaja Baaraat fame. The action spy film franchise was kickstarted by director Kabir Khan. Ek Tha Tiger was the first film of Tiger series and directed by Kabir Khan. the baton was then passed on to Ali Abbas Zafar for the sequel Tiger Zinda Hai. 

Many expected that Ali would continue to direct the series but it turns out that Maneesh Sharma would direct the latest installment. In a recent interview, Ali opened up about why he could not direct Tiger 3. The filmmaker told PTI, “Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) is like an elder brother. When the third part of Tiger was happening I had some engagements that I was committed to. Our timelines couldn’t match. But I think Maneesh, who is taking the franchise forward, will do justice to it. Kabir Khan, me and now Maneesh, all of us brought our individuality to the films we made. I am looking forward to ‘Tiger 3’. I think it will be very entertaining. I am happy.”

This doesn’t mean Ali and Salman would not work together. He who directed Sultan and Bharat revealed his collaboration with Salman for another exciting project. He said, “Inshallah, Salman sir and I will come together to do a big-budget quintessential Indian entertainer. I want to do a big action film with him. It is something I am working on and I will share (the script) with him soon.”

Tiger series is an action spy film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead. The duo sticks to the project for a sequel too and will continue to pair together in the third chapter as well. The third part is tentatively titled Tiger 3 and will again feature Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi. It is set to release in theaters on 21st April 2023. 

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