Accused of treason after serving the country for 20 years, Salman Khan’s RAW agent Avinash Singh Rathore a.k.a Tiger returns from hiding to ask for a “character certificate” from the people of India in the first teaser of Tiger 3, dropped by Yash Raj Films on Wednesday.
The teaser of the Maneesh Sharma-directed spy-action thriller, which follows the events of Tiger Zinda Hai, War and Pathaan, promises high-octane action sequences and the return of Salman in his much-loved Tiger avatar after a five-year gap.
In a fitting tribute to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, Yash Raj Films chose to release the teaser on his birth anniversary. “Jab tak Tiger mara nahi, tab tak Tiger hara nahi. #Tiger3 arriving in cinemas this Diwali. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu,” the production banner wrote alongside the teaser on X (formerly Twitter).
The one-minute-43-second-long teaser opens with Salman asserting his dedication to the nation. “After 20 years of service to India, I have never asked for anything in return. But today, I have a demand. You’re being told that Tiger is a traitor. Tiger is enemy No. 1. So, after 20 years of service, I am asking for a character certificate for India," he broadcasts from his hideout.
“India will tell my son that his father is not a traitor,” he says before the video cuts to a montage of action sequences including one that shows Salman take on a group of heavily armed soldiers single handedly. "Jab tak Tiger mara nahi, tab tak Tiger hara nahi," he says to conclude the video.
According to reports, Tiger 3 will feature a cameo appearance by Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan. Tiger 3, the latest film in YRF’s Spy Universe, also features Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi in key roles.