Indian cinema moving towards realism: Ali Abbas Zafar
The director's upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai is based on a real life incident
Director Ali Abbas Zafar, whose upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai is based on a real life incident, says Indian cinema is now focussing more on real stories. The Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer draws inspiration from the extraordinary incident of a group of 46 Indian nurses cheating death while being held hostage by militants in battle-torn Iraq.
"As filmmakers, we are getting more inspired by what is happening around us and telling those stories on big screen," Zafar said in a statement. The director added that, while his film is an attempt in the same direction, "it is a completely fictional film with the characters of Tiger and Zoya who take you into the journey of these nurses and a war-torn country Iraq."
Tiger Zinda Hai is the sequel to 2012's Ek Tha Tiger. It is slated for release on December 22.