Abu Dhabi Film Commission is set to welcome one of India’s most anticipated Bollywood movies, Tiger Zinda Hai. The Yash Raj Films production will have its longest shoot in the Emirate and will be Abu Dhabi’s longest feature film project to date with a filming schedule of 65 days. The film is a sequel to the blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger and will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will star in the larger than life production, along with a strong supporting cast.
Tiger Zinda Hai will commence filming in the Emirate on 4 May, taking advantage of Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30 percent rebate. twofour54’s Film and TV Services division will provide production services and, as part of the agreement, twofour54 and Yash Raj Films have already begun construction of a 20,000 sq. metre backlot. Around 150 workers will be on site for a total 100 days to create the film’s main set, many of whom helped to build the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi in 2013. The production will also film at 20 other locations around Abu Dhabi before moving to the set.
A crew of 300 is expected to work on the production, with Abu Dhabi-based freelancers working alongside crew members from India, the US and the UK. Demonstrating the government’s support for Abu Dhabi’s growing production industry, the UAE military is providing military equipment, including helicopters, during the shoot.