MUMBAI: From documentary style Kabul Express (2006) to New York (2009) and finally a romantic thriller Ek Tha Tiger (2012), director Kabir Khan has had quite a journey. And in his words, his latest project is a “very ambitious film”. “In terms of scale and magnitude, it is the most expensive film shot across three continents and five countries with the biggest stars in the Indian industry,” he says.
On his journey, the director says, “It’s been a very enjoyable process. I loved making documentaries and will someday get back to it as I have certain ideas. The super-success of New York enabled my producer to give me as big a platform as I want for my next film Ek Tha Tiger. It’s been a rewarding experience and I have grown with each film.”
Scale apart, the director finds immense satisfaction in using Ek Tha Tiger to re-introduce Salman Khan in a raw, rugged, edgy avatar. And Salman Khan confirmed that in a recent interview. He said, “We’ve had many years of experience in filmmaking. We know where the director is going to place the camera, what we have to say, etc. With this film, we knew it would be good, but we didn’t expect this kind of action.”
Kabir Khan is happy with the way the film has shapes up. “The narrative is of a fast-paced thriller but it is a passionate love story. People are reacting very well to the teasers and I am very confident of the film,” he says.