'Tiger Zinda Hai' is a tribute to PM Narendra Modi: Ali Abbas Zafar
Now, everyone knows that the plot of the film is inspired from the 2014 hostage rescue operation that India pulled off to save the lives of 46 of its nurses held captive by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq.
Narendra Modi, who was in early days of his Prime Ministership, had pulled off all possible troubles to avoid loss of life in the rescue operation.
Ali was too impressed by the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi handled whole situation that time.
"If you have noticed, during the rescue mission in Tiger Zinda Hai, Paresh Rawal asks Tiger (Salman Khan) if 'PM sahab' is aware of the mission. The original dialogue in the film was 'Modi Ji Ko Pata Hai?' as a tribute to him and the mission," Ali revealed.
"However, since the entire film is a work of fiction, the censor board rightfully asked us to change it to 'PM sahab'. We respected their accurate decision as we were not retelling the exact details of the rescue mission," he added.
Tiger Zinda Hai is a sequel to Kabir Khan's 'Ek Tha Tiger', which also had the same actors in the leading roles.