Ek Tha Tiger to Redefine Action in Hindi Cinema
Posted On: Saturday, 28 July 2012
There were many rumors about Ek Tha Tiger. Just for example, the rumor that Salman Khan hit Katrina Kaif, Salman not happy with Aditya Chopra and many others. Talking to Times Of India, Director Kabir Khan revealed much about Ek Tha tiger and happenings on the sets.
Admitting that working with the Dabangg man wasn't really a cakewalk, director Kabir Khan told TOI, "I will be honest. It took time for Salman and me to come on the same page. There were teething issues on how we look at the scenes and his character." However later, they started understanding each other's vision. In fact, Kabir revealed that perhaps they pushed the actor a bit too far when it came to the action sequences. "But after we learnt about his illness, we got scared and were careful. In fact, we have used a body double as much as any other filmmaker would," said Kabir.
Ek Tha Tiger is after all, a passionate love story with a heavy dose of action. "We did not use cables like in other films. I did not want Salman to look like a superhero but a fit and agile man. I don't want to sound pompous but this film is going to redefine action in Hindi cinema. The action sequences take the story forward and are different from what Salman has so far done in his career. There has to be an attempt to reintroduce the actor," Kabir told TOI.
This reintroduction has however, required a lot of planning. "Salman reports on the sets on his own time. He does not start his day early. And he was clear about it before we went on floors. But once he is on the sets, he is all yours till you wrap up. So well, you just have to plan your day with him intelligently," explained the director.
When asked about the reports of a tiff between his lead actors over a particular costume, Kabir explained, "Katrina and Salman go back a long way. He was very involved in their scenes together and her costumes. They have a certain equation. Even Salman seeks her opinion. But yes, there was an incident where they disagreed over Katrina's costume in the song. It was over a particular cut in the black blouse she has worn with a yellow skirt."
After all, the director revealed, "Salman has had a say in many things that have gone into Ek Tha Tiger." A dress is perhaps just a small part.This means that Salman was angry on Katrina but he did not slapped or Hit Katrina Kaif. Also there are problems between Aditya and Salman but no one can say that either those problems have been settled or not because Aditya and Kabir agreed to Salman for a Shirtless Scene which was shot just a week before.
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