Hrithik Roshan reprises his role as Kabir from War in Tiger 3 ahead of War 2.
Tiger 3, out this Sunday, November 12, has generated enormous anticipation. This film features fan favourites Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi and is set in the YRF Spy Universe. With Shah Rukh Khan making a special appearance as Pathaan, anticipation is understandably high. In Pathaan (2023), it was Salman's character Tiger who made a rocking special appearance. Recently, it was revealed that Hrithik Roshan's War (2019) character Kabir will also appear in Tiger 3, which has helped to increase the film's buzz.
Hrithik Roshan's inclusion in Tiger 3 sparks excitement
According to Bollywood Hungama, there have been some intriguing developments regarding Hrithik's role in Tiger 3. As per the entertainment portal, the sequence was reportedly shot on November 4 at Mumbai's Yash Raj Studios. The actor seems to enjoy himself immensely while filming his return to the Kabir zone.
Extended runtime of Tiger 3
Since the censorship procedure was already finished on October 27, the producers, Yash Raj Films, had to make a second request to the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) to approve the new sequence. The CBFC carried out this on November 6. Tiger 3 has been extended from its original 2 hours and 33 minutes to a whopping 156 minutes of runtime.
The censor certificate states that Hrithik Roshan's sequence lasts for 2 minutes and 22 seconds. Kabir and the character played by Ashutosh Rana, Colonel Luthra, are featured in this sequence. Luthra tells Kabir, "Jo main tumse maangne ja raha hoon," and the conversation concludes with, "Shaitan se ladte ladte tum khud hi shaitan ban jao."
Interestingly, Rana has reprised his role as Luthra in Pathaan, making him the only supporting actor to feature in three films of the YRF Spy Universe.
After review by the CBFC's examining committee, Tiger 3 has received a U/A certificate. The film is set for a big-screen release on Sunday, which is a feat in itself.