Prequel of Tiger Zinda Hai is Ek Tha Tiger which has been helmed by Bajrangi Bhai director Kabir Khan. Five years have passed since the movie is released and Yash Raj Films is ready now with sequel Tiger Zinda Hai. Instead of Kabir Khan, the movie will be directed by Sultan directoe Ali Abbas Zafar. The movie is scheduled to release on 22nd December.
Just prior the release of Tiger Zinda Hai, Kabir Khan has said “It (‘Tiger Zinda Hai’) is superb, it is looking absolutely fantastic. It is a great franchise, it will do really well. The excitement is already there. It is great to see Salman and Katrina back together, that chemistry that was so evident five years ago, it is as palpable even today. And Ali has only taken it to a bigger level. It is looking lovely”
Kabir has requested everyone not to compare between two films. He has said “Every director brings his own vision. There should be no comparisons between the two films. This is a separate film. They have their own dynamics”
By Kabir Khan, characters of Tiger aka Salman and Zoya aka Katrina have been created. Both the characters work as a spy of two countries India and Pakistan respectively. Kabir has never liked the idea of a sequel. Therefore, he has stayed away from Tiger Zinda Hai.
On the subject, he has said “I am not sure about (doing) ‘Tiger’ franchise, it has already moved forward. I don’t do sequels. I might do somebody else’s sequels. Out of all the characters that I have created Tiger is one such (part) which should be taken forward and I am glad it is being taken ahead. I myself, don’t know if I will ever do sequels, but never say never. I was asked about taking ahead ‘New York’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.
Following to a movie, Kabir has always wanted to put a closure to a character. Therefore, he has never taken it ahead.