Tiger Zinda Hai: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's hearts melt for each other

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 21:39 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Tiger Zinda Hai director, Ali Abbas Zafar, on how his leads Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif prepped for a fortnight ahead of romantic number shoot and their ever-evolving chemistry

Although Tiger Zinda Hai is essentially a spy thriller that focuses on undercover agents, director Ali Abbas Zafar was certain of incorporating a romantic track in the film - one that would do justice to Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's effortless on-screen chemistry. Conceived as a love ballad, the track Dil Diyan Gallan sees the lead actors try their hand at the waltz.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from the upcoming song, Dil Diyan Gallan
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from the upcoming song, Dil Diyan Gallan

Sources from the production house reveal that the lead stars had to undergo a 15-day prep before they shot for the number, which has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. "It took some time and practice for both Salman and Katrina to learn the waltz. They practised for a fortnight and in the last four days, they had to rehearse extensively with Vaibhavi. Kat was a natural and picked up the steps quickly. She even helped Salman with the steps," says a source. The insider further reveals that shooting in the snow-capped mountains of Austria was an arduous task for the unit.

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Ali Abbas Zafar
Ali Abbas Zafar

Zafar says he deliberately chose waltz as it lends the grace and restraint that his characters needed to convey. "We have filmed Dil Diyan Gallan in an old-school manner to capture the beauty of a mature love story. The song comes at a crucial juncture in the film."

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