Tiger 3: Emraan Hashmi to play an ISI Agent in the Salman Khan starrer? Deets inside
This March, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif started shooting for the much-awaited action thriller, the Maneesh Sharma directed Tiger 3, at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. The duo returned to their spy avatar in this espionage and just days later, the antagonist, Emraan Hashmi too started shooting for his portion in the film. The shoot was done with excessive security and utmost secrecy on the sets to avoid any leaks. And the YRF team successfully managed to pull it off.
However, the film’s shoot came to a halt after the Maharashtra government announced a lockdown owing to the rising COVID-19 cases. As per a report in Pinkvilla, Emraan Hashmi will be essaying the role of an ISI agent in this espionage thriller. The Entertainment portal quoted a trade source as saying, “Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a Pakistani agent, who is pitted against RAW official, Tiger, played by Salman Khan. It’s essentially Tiger vs Tiger, as the ISI describes Emraan as Pakistan’s answer to Tiger aka. Avinash Singh Rathod. If you heard the late actor Girish Karnad, say, ‘yeh kaam sirf ek admi kar sakta hai, Tiger’ it’s time to be introduced to the toughest and the only person who can play a nemesis to Tiger – ISI agent, Emraan Hashmi.”
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The report also stated that Emraan’s character in Tiger 3 is that of a street smart, badass, suave agent who gets into an ideological battle with Tiger. Further, the actor’s look in the film will be as stylish as it gets and will be something which is far off from the antagonist leads we have seen in Hindi films. “It’s going to be a cat and mouse race with Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies battling it out. “You may hear a top Indian official calling the rogue agent, Tiger, back on mission by probably saying something on the lines of Tiger Ko Rokne Ke Liye…. Tiger Ko Wapis Lao,” Pinkvilla quoted the source as saying.
Tiger 3 shooting is likely to resume by mid-June once the government lifts up the lockdown. According to the report in Pinkvilla, producer, Aditya Chopra has booked an entire ground to recreate parts of a western country for the film. This schedule will be followed by a marathon schedule abroad, in European countries, with some locations being the ones that were already explored in Ek Tha Tiger. Meanwhile, also the news of Ranveer Shorey coming back as Tiger’s right-hand Gopi in Tiger 3 is floating.