Katrina Kaif at the HT Most Stylish Awards 2016
Katrina Kaif at the HT Most Stylish Awards 2016Varinder Chawla

The latest update on Tiger Zinda Hai will surely make the wait to Christmas 2017 tough. Unconfirmed sources have claimed that Katrina Kaif will be seen in a brand new avatar.

The leading lady will be seen playing a negative role in the film, BollywoodLife reported. Also, it is being said that she will soon sign up for the fight lessons. For the sequel, Kaif will drop her coy demeanour to essay a tough character onscreen.

"While in Ek Tha Tiger Hai, Katrina was just seen as a lovely prop, in the action-drama Tiger Zinda Hai you will get to see the actress doing a lot of action for the first time. Katrina has never done hard-core, high-octane action before in any of her films, like hand-to-hand-combat or flying into the air, so she will have to undergo training for it," the source elaborated.

This could very well be true because Kaif, while admitting that she was excited to be on board such an important film, had said that if the viewers were impressed with the action in Ek Tha Tiger, then the sequences in Tiger Zinda Hai will blow their minds.

Meanwhile, director Ali Abbas Zafar has begun giving finishing touches to the action-thriller's script. He said he is writing spontaneously and following his instinct for this one. Zafar agrees that directing two heavyweight stars like Kaif and Khan in a successful franchise isn't easy, but he's up for the challenge.

"We plan to shoot at several overseas locations. Usually, my films are set in India. I often start a story in London or Budapest and invariably end it in Haryana or Kolkata. This time, the story will call for fancy locations; there will be a valid reason why the guys are in a new country. Finally, my passport will come to some good use," Mid-Day quoted Zafar as saying.