EK THA TIGER goes on floors this July and would be the first ever film that would see the coming together of Salman Khan and Yash Raj Films. Meanwhile director Kabir Khan, who has earlier made realistic films like KABUL EXPRESS and NEW YORK, has a challenge in hand. Many have wondered if EK THA TIGER would continue to be a masala entertainer on the same lines of Salman's DABANGG, READY or BODYGUARD which is being readied for Eid release. After all with Salman in the film, there are certain expectations of his target audience that are required to be met.
'Well, I don't know whether I can say that EK THA TIGER is an out and out masala entertainer or not but what I can say though is that it would be quite entertaining and engaging. It will be my film made in my style,' says Kabir in a confident tone.
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And how is he managing to do that?
'What I intend to do is bring in some growth in terms of story telling,' he says, 'Now that's a big shift that you would see in EK THA TIGER. While KABUL EXPRESS and NEW YORK had to be narrated in a certain style, they couldn't have been flamboyant or over stated. However I can afford to do that in EK THA TIGER.'
Starring Katrina Kaif as the female protagonist, EK THA TIGER kick-starts shooting this July and is aiming for Summer 2012 release.