Salman Khan is all set to step into the shoes of a former RAW agent for the third time in Tiger 3. The Yash Raj Films' much-awaited project will see the superstar fight evil forces on a larger-than-life scale on the big screen. The Tiger franchise is returning after a gap of 4 years. While the film is yet to be announced formally, pre-production work has reportedly begun. According to a leading daily, Tiger 3 was to go on floors in UAE, but due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, the film is expected to roll in Istanbul.
A trade source told the daily that producer Aditya Chopra and director Maneesh Sharma are planning to head to Istanbul first to wrap up some portions with Salman, who has given his bulk dates from March. "Having ensured that the pre-production began last December, Adi wants to begin the film on schedule. Since the UAE is witnessing a spike in cases, Maneesh Sharma and he are now discussing the possibility of heading to Istanbul first and wrapping up the required portions with Salman, who has given his bulk dates from March," the source said.
Reportedly, Aditya has sent a team to Turkey for a recce. "The Yash Raj Films’ production team, which had gone to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for Pathan’s recce last month, stayed on for Tiger 3. Simultaneously, another batch is scouting for locations in the Turkish city. The director-producer duo will take a final call basis the feedback of these teams," the source added.