Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has retained many elements from the real life hostage situation involving 46 Indian nurses in Iraq. In the 2014 incident, young Indian nurses were held hostage by militants at a hospital in Tikrit in the battle-torn country of Iraq. The miraculous story of their survival is the inspiration behind the story for the movie.
A source reveals, “The crisis unfolded at a hospital in the city of Tikrit. This hospital is part of the narrative in the Salman Khan starrer. The name of the city has been changed to Ikrit in the film. The film has many other such details from the original incident which one will notice when the film releases.”
Director Ali Abbas Zafar reveals, “There is a lot of moments in the film that will remind audiences of the actual incident in Iraq. Having said that, the movie is a complete fictional take on the crisis and our version of what Tiger would do in case a crisis was to happen for him to resolve.”
The high octane action entertainer is set to release on December 22.