Ek Tha Tiger (English: Once there was a tiger) is an upcoming Hindi language romantic thriller. The film will be produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Kabir Khan. This will be his third collaboration with the banner after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were confirmed to play the lead roles at a press conference held on May 3, 2011 at Yashraj Studios. Though originally scheduled to release on 1 June, 2012, the film was shifted to August 2012 since Aamir Khan wanted to release his next film, Talaash directed by Reema Kagti, on 1st June.

Kat In a white skirt

Kat In a white skirt

Kat With director Kabir Khan

Kat With director Kabir Khan

Kat During a shot on sets of Ek Tha Tiger

Kat During a shot on sets of Ek Tha Tiger

Kat With the unit of Ek Tha Tiger

Kat With the unit of Ek Tha Tiger

Production

This will be Salman Khan’s first venture with Yashraj Films. Music director Pritam was signed as the composer of the film initially. However, he opted out of the film later, citing date problems with both Yash Raj projects Ek Tha Tiger and Dhoom 3. Thus, Aditya Chopra being impressed by composer Sohail Sen’s work in their recent venture Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, signed him as the music director. Salman Khan’s fee for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was reportedlya whopping INR 32 crores.

Kat During the shoot of Ek Tha Tiger

Kat During the shoot of Ek Tha Tiger

Kat On the sets talking to Salman

Kat On the sets talking to Salman

Kat On the sets of Ek Tha Tiger

Kat On the sets of Ek Tha Tiger

The movie is set to release in 2012 (During Eid). It is being filmed in five different countries including Ireland and Turkey. During the shoot an intense earthquake happened in Iraq.