On September 27, the birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra and Yash Raj Films' (YRF) Foundation Day, Aditya Chopra, will reveal a video titled 'Tiger Ka Message'. This video is a precursor to the trailer of Tiger 3 and will mark the beginning of the film's promotional campaign as well. Tiger 3 will see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise the characters of Tiger and Zoya. The film is scheduled to release during the festive period of Diwali, 2023.
A trade source reveals, “This video is a prelude to the trailer of Tiger 3. It will have Salman Khan as the agent Tiger deliver an important message. Salman is the OG of the YRF Spy Universe who played a very crucial role in shaping how big the franchise has become today and all eyes on Tiger 3 to reveal the next series of events from the YRF Spy Universe.”
The source also added, “This is the fifth film from the fabled YRF Spy Universe so audiences are, by now, heavily invested into how this franchise is shaping up. They are also massively clued into the life stories of the three super-spies from this universe! So, Tiger 3, which follows the events of Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), War (2019) & Pathaan, is a relishing promise to see an edge-of-the-seat action entertainer that people haven’t seen before on screen!”
After the success of Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai, Chopra began the process of creating two more larger-than-life agents; Kabir, played by Hrithik Roshan in War, and Pathaan played by Shah Rukh Khan in a film of the same name. It was with Pathaan that the YRF Spy Universe was officially unveiled with a franchise logo. The film also saw the first crossover of characters within the franchise, with Khan's special appearance in Shah Rukh's film. As per reports, Shah Rukh is likely to make a special appearance in Khan's film Tiger 3 as his character Pathaan.
Tiger 3 is directed by Maneesh Sharma and reportedly also stars Emraan Hashmi as the antagonist.