Ek Tha Tiger is an upcoming Bollywood romantic thriller film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Kabir Khan, the film marks the third collaboration of Kabir Khan with Yash Raj Films after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). Though originally scheduled to release on 1 June, 2012, the film was shifted to August per request from Aamir Khan for releasing his film, Talaash on 1st June. The first teaser of the film released on May 10 2012.
Filming for Ek Tha Tiger began on 10 August 2011. Shooting locations have reportedly included 10 countries,including Ireland, Turkey, Cuba, Iraq and India. The first schedule was carried out in the Trinity College of Dublin. The lead actors shot in the get-up of students and the college was chosen as an alternative to the “usual” educational institutions. The second schedule took place in Istanbul, as insiders of the film considered it a “perfect backdrop” for the action sequences.Salman did a commercial for Cuban Tourism with a local team while shooting a major portion of the film in Havana, the capital of Cuba. The same sets used in the film were featured in the ad. After shooting in Cuba, a schedule was opened up in Mumbai.5 A schedule planned in Hong Kong was delayed due to script issues and Aditya Chopra’s simultaneous involvement in another project.
The shooting of Ek Tha Tiger was stalled when Salman set off to USA for a surgery regarding his Trigeminal neuralgia. After it got over, it resumed on 10 September.The stunt directors of The Bourne Identity were contracted for the stunt sequences of Ek Tha Tiger.To shoot a single time slice shot for the film, a set of 75 Canon 5D cameras were used simultaneously.16 Katrina Kaif performed her own stunts in the film, describing them as “exciting, challenging and electrifying.” This is one of the first action films in her career.17 She had to simultaneously switch between her two films and resumed her filming for Ek Tha Tiger on 27 March 2012.The film is being planned for a release during Eid of 2012.A set of reports indicated that the film showed a similarity with Agent Vinod (2012),and was inspired by the Bourne film series. Both the reports were dismissed by the producers.215 On his personal Twitter page on May 5, director Kabir Khan announced that one portion of the film was shot in Iraq in October 2011 without the lead actress Katrina Kaif