Yash Raj Films’ extraordinary blockbuster starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, Ek Tha Tiger, directed by Kabir Khan released in Japan yesterday amidst much fanfare at a grand premiere in Tokyo.
The screening saw director Kabir Khan in attendance along with eminent personalities such as the Vice Commissioner for International Affairs, Japan National Tourism Organization – Mr. Kato Takashi, Indian Ambassador to Japan – Ms. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and renowned Japanese actress – Sugimoto Aya.
The movie renamed in Japan as ‘Tiger-The Legendary Spy’ won applause from the 300 strong Japanese and Indian viewers who were present at the event and it was clear that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and the tunes of the popular song Mashallah had won the audiences’ heart!
“I am really happy that my film Ek Tha Tiger which released in about 40 countries around the world very successfully is now coming to Japan and it’s the first mainstream release for a Hindi Film that is happening in Japan. I am really excited to be here,” Kabir Khan said.
Ek Tha Tiger premiered in Japan with the collaboration of Yash Raj Films and Nikkatsu Cooperation and it will be released in 30 screens across the country.
This will be followed by Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma releasing later this summer.