Salman Khan posts a picture with Katrina Kaif from sets of Tiger Zinda Hai

FP Staff

Mar,17 2017 12:51 27 IST

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are all set to share screen space in their eighth film together. It is the sequel to their 2012 film, Kabir Khan's action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, Ali Abbas Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai.

Khan posted a picture of him and Kaif, engaged in an adorable stare off, on Twitter.

The two former lovers have romanced onscreen in Sohail Khan's 2005 romantic comedy Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Subhash Ghai's 2008 musical Yuvvraaj and Ek Tha Tiger. They have also shared the screen space in Rajkumar Santoshi's 2009 romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, David Dhawan's 2007 comedy Partner and Atul Agnihotri's 2008 thriller Hello.

It was earlier reported that Tom Struthers, the action director of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, has been roped in by Yash Raj Films to choreograph the action sequences of Ali Abbas Zafar's upcoming action thriller Tiger Zinda Hai. Now, the shooting of the film has begun in the sub-zero locales of Tyrol, a state in Austria. Bollywood Life reports that Salman Khan has requested the makers to shoot his action sequences, or the non-action sequences of him and Katrina Kaif first, since Kaif is still recuperating from a back injury that she suffered on the sets of Anurag Basu's upcoming action comedy Jagga Jasoos.

DNA reports that the producer Aditya Chopra wants the action sequences to match up to the international level. Thus, Khan will be seen wrestling with a pack of wolves on the ice-laden forests of Austria. The international action crew, led by Struthers, is ensuring all safety guidelines to train the wolves for the sequence. The same report states that Khan and Kaif have already shot for a romantic song. This is just the first schedule of the shoot. The cast and crew will visit a host of exotic countries throughout the shooting of the film.

Though the crew is ensuring that no picture from the sets gets leaked online, a few fans did get hold of Khan during the shooting and off the sets and posted picture of him posing with them. Khan is sporting a lean rugged look on the lines of the prequel, Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger.

Pinkvilla quotes the actor as saying, "There is a lot of pain in undergoing a physical transformation. I have been training for Tiger Zinda Hai and there is another film that I am training - it's a dance film (referring to choreographer-cum-filmmaker Remo D'Souza's film). For Sultan, I was 96 kgs. I have shed 18-20 kgs."

Tiger Zinda Hai also stars Paresh Rawal and is slated to release on this Christmas.