Salman to shoot with real tiger for Sohail’s film
Bollywood’s ‘dabang’ actor Salman Khan will have to do some real action with an original tiger for his soon-to-start film “Sher Khan”. Directed by Sohail Khan the film deals with the subject of animal poaching and a major portion of the film is planned to be shot in the forest of Thailand with real animals.
Sohail has decided to use a trained tiger for most of the scenes that see Salman and tiger together. However, Salman won’t have to do the close-up shots with real tiger, for that, his brother’s team will use computer graphics, visual effects and animation work.
Along with some cast and crew members to of ‘Sher Khan’, Salman, who is currently busy with another ‘tiger’ titled project (Ek Tha Tiger), will soon head to Thailand to take lessons from expert animal trainers.
Though the film will illustrate the forests of Assam and Bengal but almost 80% of film shoot will take place in Thailand. Sohail explained the reason for choosing Thailand and said, “It’s very difficult to obtain permissions and shoot without getting sued by animal activists in India. That’s why we are applying for permissions in Thailand.”
Also, Sohail told that they can shoot the film in 3D. “Only after the final draft of the script is ready will we decide if it has scope for 3D or not. Kona Venkat, the film’s scriptwriter, just gave me the first draft a fortnight ago. We are working on the story-board now.”