Yash Raj Films (YRF) chief Aditya Chopra had kept Emraan Hashmi’s presence in ‘Tiger 3’ a big secret, to be unveiled only in the trailer.
Emraan is the biggest surprise of YRF Spy Universe’s latest offering, as the cold-blooded nemesis of Salman Khan aka super-agent Tiger aka Avinash Singh Rathore. The merciless mercenary is a wily character, whom Emraan describes as “cerebral, his mind is his greatest weapon and he also wields immense power over authorities across countries”.
Emraan shares: “I had an amazing time creating Aatish – a man who is fuelled by rage and will go to any length to finish Tiger. I play a very distinctively different villain that is rare in Hindi cinema. He is cerebral, his mind is his greatest weapon and he also wields immense power over authorities across countries to bring his devious plans into motion.
“He single-mindedly wants to destroy Tiger, his family and by doing that, he wants to take out the biggest super-agent of India. He knows Tiger will always be the last man standing for India and he wants him removed at any cost.”
The actor’s villainous turn is being lauded since the trailer of ‘Tiger 3’ dropped recently.
Emraan adds: “The anti-heroes of the YRF Spy Universe have been the trump cards. They hit you hard by surprise and Aditya Chopra was clear that he wanted my character to also catch people by surprise. So, an elaborate plan was made to keep me under wraps.
“I was dying to tell people about ‘Tiger 3’ but couldn’t, knowing very well that the pay off would be immense when my character is unveiled to the people. The decision was clear to bring the anti-hero to spotlight with the trailer of ‘Tiger 3’ and I’m happy that people are loving my menacing turn!”
‘Tiger 3’ starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif is set to release this Diwali, November 12 as an adrenaline-pumping action spectacle directed by Maneesh Sharma. Khan and Kaif reprise their roles as Tiger and Zoya and have been ecstatic with the response to the film’s trailer.
Salman Khan said: “I think what we are witnessing today as a response to the ‘Tiger 3’ trailer is simply outstanding. I have been fortunate to have films in my career that has given me a lot of love.
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“But to get this volume of appreciation and to see this amount of frenzy after a trailer launch, is truly special and a rare feeling.”
“This is the third film of the Tiger franchise and I’m well aware of the massive expectations that people have from ‘Tiger 3’. I’m happy that the trailer is getting unanimous love and it brilliantly sets the tone for the ‘Tiger 3’ campaign till release,” adds Katrina.