By Subhash K. Jha,November 22, 2012 – 10:25 hrs IST
The human ‘Tiger’ Salman Khan will share screen space with a computer-generated tiger in Sohail Khan’s Sher Khan. Contrary to the reports claiming that Sohail Khan’s film Sher Khan has been “canned”, the film is all set to roll in January 2013.
Confirming this and refuting rumours that Salman has halted the project for the want of a Bengal Tiger, Sohail speaking from outside India said, “Once I start shooting in January all the rumours and speculation will die down. I am out of the country, so I’ve no idea about what’s being written about my film. Even if I am in India I am too busy with pre-production to pay attention to rumours.” Sohail confirms the tiger would play a pivotal part in the film along with Salman. “The film is a two-hero project, the human tiger (Salman) and the animal tiger,” says Sohail.
One learns from a source that it’s already been decided the tiger would be computer-generated. Says the source, “With the Animal Welfare Board breathing down their necks there is no question of a real tiger being used. Besides the Sher Khan unit has to be careful of Salman’s neurological condition. Any stress can trigger it off. They aren’t taking any chances.”