Director Kabir Khan has revealed that actor Salman Khan is not playing a James Bond in his much-hyped movie Ek Tha Tiger, which has hit the screens across the globe today (August 15). The movie is all about a spy agent observing the activities of a nuclear scientist in London. Earlier, it was being speculated that Salman, who appears as a spy in it, is playing Bond.
In an exclusive interview with PTI, Kabir Khan admitted that Salman is playing a spy in the film Ek Tha Tiger, but his role is nothing like that of James Bond. The director said, "Salman is playing a spy but the attempt is not to make him a James Bond here. I think when filmmakers try to do that, they end up taking the charm from telling a real story."
"I strongly feel that James Bond can't work in our country. Heroes in our country is anyways not less than James Bond. He does impossible things with ease. I always wanted to make a film with a big star, especially with a story like 'Ek Tha Tiger' but then wanted to keep it real," said Kabir.
With his larger than life image fetching Salman four blockbusters in a row, Kabir says the scale of 'Ek Tha Tiger' suited him very well. "Salman has an inherent larger than life quality to him. 'Ek Tha Tiger' compliments that with the kind of scale and spread that would fascinate audiences worldwide."