Yash Raj Film’s Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is the most awaited upcoming film for now. Kabir khan directed this movie is basically a romantic thriller. Earlier the film was scheduled to release on 1 June, 2012, but since Aamir Khan is coming with a film on the same day, he requested Salman Khan & Aditya Chopra to reallocate ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ to contain this release. Keeping his request, release of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was postponed to 15th Aug. Story of the film is something like this. ‘Tiger’ is the codename of a top secret agent with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency played by Salman Khan, who has been assigned the mission to observe a scientist (of Indian origin) from the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland who is suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan.
During his mission Tiger falls in love with Zoya (Katrina Kaif), the caretaker of the Professor. Zoya is studying at a fictional dance academy. Tiger has to move from Dublin to Istanbul then to Kazakhstan and Chile for the mission.
It was rumored earlier that first Shah Rukh Khan had been offered the pivotal character in the film, but it was soon denied by the director, who said that Shah Ruhk had been provided another script and this character in this film has never been thought for anybody else than Salman Khan.
Filming for Ek Tha Tiger began on 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 second schedule took place in Istanbul where Salman also did a commercial for Cuban Tourism while shooting for ‘EK Tha Tiger’ in Havana, the capital of Cuba.
The stunt directors of ‘The Bourne Identity’ were contracted for the stunt sequences of Ek Tha Tiger.
Katrina Kaif performed her own stunts in the film, describing them as "exciting, challenging and electrifying." This is her first action film. The film has been rumored to have inspired from ‘Agent Vinod’ and the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Bourne Identity’.
The official poster for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was released in August 2011, whilst the first teaser was released on May 10 2012 and both of them were well received.
The film’s Screenplay is by Kabir Khan and Nilesh Mishra, story by Aditya Chopra, Music by Sohail Sen (Mere Brother ki Dulhan fame) and cinematography by Aseem Mishra.