Emraan Hashmi kickstarts the shoot of Tiger 3, opposite Salman Khan
A schedule of Tiger 3 was set in motion on July 23 with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Emraan Hashmi, who plays the antagonist, reported to set on July 26. The unit is expected to wrap up the shoot at the Yash Raj Studios in Andheri by mid-August before they move to the international leg of the filming. A trade source informs, "Emraan Hashmi and Salman Khan are sharing screen space for the first time. Professional bodybuilder Varinder Singh Ghuman joined Emraan and Salman on July 29 to can the lengthy and intense confrontational scenes." The units will travel to Europe countries and the Gulf region to shoot high-octane action sequences and songs.
The production house has kept Hashmi's looks for the third instalment under wraps. "Apparently, Emraan has more than one look in the movie. Fitness and bodybuilding expert Miihier Singh has been specifically training him for the role." Unlike his usual suave and grunge look, Hashmi will be sporting a stylish salt-and-pepper beard for Tiger 3. "Emraan [will play] a sophisticated villain. His larger-than-life character will take on Salman's on-screen persona after they indulge in a game of cat-and-mouse. People will remember the villain long after the film has been released," reveals a source close to the production, adding that their first scene together was shot on a set designed to look like the interiors of a Middle Eastern house.