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VIDEO: Salman Khan announces trailer launch of 'Tiger Zinda Hai'

Press Trust of India

Yash Raj Films has launched the trailer of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.

Announcing the launch of the trailer, Salman tweeted: 

Director Ali Abbas Zaffar was present at the trailer launch of the movie.

The filmamker said he feels tremendous pressure to take the franchise ahead.

"There's a lot of pressure. Obviously, it's such a big film with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. It's a big franchise and I did 'Sultan' with Salman, so there's an added baggage," he said.

The film chronicles the story of two agents on a mission to rescue 25 Indian nurses taken hostage in Iraq by a terrorist organisation.

Ali said they have based the film on a true story but have fictionalised it a lot. "When they (Salman and Katrina) heard about the story and I told them about the rescue mission? what happened in those ten days when the nurses were captured? they both felt excited.

It's a completely fictional account, it's a fictional film which we have written around the event, how these two get those nurses back," he said. Ali said the sequel is very different from 'Ek Tha Tiger', which was more romantic. "It's very different from the first part. The first one was romantic, whereas this one is about a mission. In 'Ek Tha Tiger', you saw them (Salman Katrina) as lovers, here you'll see them as agents.

The action is more real and gritty. We have spoken about relevant things in today's times which are affecting us," he said. This is Ali's second film with both Salman and Katrina after "Sultan" and "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan", respectively.

The director said it was easy to convince both of them as they "reacted very strongly to the story of the film."

"The equation is the same. Somewhere it's a good a relationship. We have worked together very well. He is such a big superstar and there is a certain way people like to present him, perceive him," he said when asked about his equation with Salman.

"I think somewhere between him and me, we have the understanding that I kind of look at him in the way that people want to look at him - as the quintessential hero. He is not a superman, he is real yet at the same time he can do what we want him to do," the filmmaker said.