The trailer of Salman Khan starrer Tiger 3 released on October 16. Tiger 3 which is a part of Khan’s spy universe films and also the third installment of the Tiger franchise which includes Ek tha Tiger (2012), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). The trailer did give us a glimpse of Khan’s nemesis, Emraan Hashmi as Aatish who describes his character as ‘cerebral, his mind is his greatest weapon and he also wields immense power over authorities across countries.’
Hashmi opened up about his character in the film and said, “I had an amazing time creating Aatish - a man who is fuelled by rage and will go to any length to finish Tiger. I play a very distinctively different villain that is rare in Hindi cinema. He is cerebral, his mind is his greatest weapon and he also wields immense power over authorities across countries to bring his devious plans into motion.”
The actor adds, “He single-mindedly wants to destroy Tiger, his family and by doing that, he wants to take out the biggest super agent of India. He knows Tiger will always be the last man standing for India and he wants him removed at any cost.”
The actors’ villainous turn has been lauded unanimously since yesterday, when the trailer of Tiger 3 dropped online. Emraan says he relished being the anti-hero of this YRF Spy Universe offering.
He says, “The anti-heroes of the YRF Spy Universe have been the trump cards. They hit you hard by surprise and Aditya Chopra was clear that he wanted my character to also catch people by surprise. So, an elaborate plan was made to keep me under wraps. I was dying to tell people about Tiger 3 but couldn’t, knowing very well that the pay off would be immense when my character is unveiled to the people. The decision was clear to bring the anti-hero to spotlight with the trailer of Tiger 3 and I’m happy that people are loving my menacing turn!”
He says, “Anti-heroes are always fun to play because you get to essay someone who doesn’t care a damn about rules. Instead, they create their own rules. So, I jumped at the opportunity because I knew that I will have the freedom to create a villain that people will hopefully remember for a long, long time.”
Tiger 3 starring Khan & Katrina Kaif is set to release this Diwali, November 12. The film has been directed by Maneesh Sharma.