Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif was a huge blockbuster at the box office but it looks like the filmmaker wasn't happy with his work in that film back then.
In a recent interview with Firstpost, Kabir opened up about why he thinks he failed as a filmmaker in Ek Tha Tiger, his working relationship with Salman Khan, Tubelight and much more...
I Failed As A Filmmaker In Ek Tha Tiger
In the interview, Kabir is quoted as saying, "I think I failed as a filmmaker in Ek Tha Tiger. For me, a good film is where I strike a balance between quality on the face of it and reading between the lines. Bajrangi Bhaijaan did that for me."
The Reason Why He Doesn't Repent Doing Ek Tha Tiger
"I do not repent doing Ek Tha Tiger as my working relationship with Salman actually began there."
His Equation With Salman Khan
"He possesses boundless humility despite the superstardom. With him, it was never it's my way or highway."
On Why He Didn't Want To Direct Tiger Zinda Hai
"If I had done Tiger Zinda Hai with him (Salman), it would have amounted to banking on a successful franchise. I am not ready to conform to the Bollywoodisation of all my craft yet."
On Doing A Film With Hrithik Roshan
Kabir denied that he has signed Hrithik Roshan for a film.
A Sneak-Peek Into Salman Khan's Role In His Upcoming Film Tubelight
The Firstpost interview further quoted Kabir hinting at Salman's role in Tubelight. He said, "The war is just the backdrop. It is not even the setting so it is not really a war film. The setting is remotely away from the war site. We do not explore why the war happened, how it happened. There is just one character who goes to the war."
Shahrukh Khan's Cameo Is An Integral Part Of The Story In Tubelight
The filmmaker added that Shahrukh Khan's cameo in Tubelight isn't just a publicity gimmick. Talking about it, he said, "If you see the film, you will realise that the role demanded a superstar presence. It is crucial to the plot, changes the entire plot and Shah Rukh fits the bill."
Meanwhile do you guys think that Ali Abbas Zafar who replaced Kabir Khan to direct Tiger Zinda Hai would able to do justice to the sequel? Do pour in your thoughts.