Los Angeles: Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Haiis shot in five different countries, but each location lent itself to a turning point in the film's story, says director Ali Abbas Zafar.
In the sequel of Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger, Salman and Katrina Kaif travel various destinations in Austria, Greece, Morocco, Abu Dhabi and India as intelligence agents Tiger and Zoya, fighting against the odds to fulfill their life-threatening mission.
"To meet the scale of the film, we had to travel to four different countries for different reasons. Certain landscapes needed to become a part of the film,” Zafar said.
Austria – for the snow-covered mountains
Places to see in Austria
Vienna - The capital of Austria is its largest city.
Graz - The place is home to six universities and is known as the city of students.
Wachu - The place is known for its wines and has more than 500 monuments.
Salzburg - Birth place of famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the fourth largest city in Austria.
Morocco – for crucial fight sequences on horseback
The country's landscape and topography brings a certain texture to these sequences, Zafar said.
"It also has horses trained for some fight sequences in Hollywood films like Troy, and Mummy Returns.”
Places to visit in Morocco
Marrakech - The city is also known as the Red City for its sandstone buildings.
Sidi Ifni - The fishing town used to be a Spanish territory and traces of its rich history can be found even now.
Essaouira - Windsurfers will find the beaches of Essaouria extremely exciting.
Tétouan - The city connects Morocco and Spain.
Greece – the absolutely picturesque location was apt for the celebratory anthem ‘Swag se karenge sabka swagat...'
Places to visit in Greece
Greek islands - A host of over 2,000 islands, Greek islands is one of the top travel destinations in the world.
Athens - This is the birthplace of both Olympics and democracy.
Corfu - The island situated in the northwest end of Greece offers a complete tour package with its beaches, forests, relics, castles, etc.
Crete - Keen eyes can find traces of various civilizations that called this island their home.
Abu Dhabi – for the desert terrain.
“We got great support from the Abu Dhabi government be it locations, production, army and air-force requirement. They helped us create larger-than-life action drama sequences.
Places to visit in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - The mosque that brings together Mameluke, Ottoman and Fatimid architecture, is a landmark in Abu Dhabi.
Qasr Al-Hosn - This is one of the oldest buildings in Abu Dhabi and also known as the Old Fort or White Fort.
Yas Island - This sandy beach is a luxury hotel destination.
Liwa Oasis - The oasis settlement is known for its largest sand dunes.
Delhi - North and South block
Place to Visit in Delhi
Red Fort - Once the main residence of the Mughal emperors, Red Fort is the symbol of power.
India Gate - Built as a war memorial, India Gate is the home of Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Akshardham Temple - The temple complex was opened to public by former Indian president Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Jama Masjid - Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, this is one of the largest mosques in India.
The Yash Raj Films project is slated for release on December 22.