Actor Gavie Chahal says working with superstar Salman Khan on “Tiger Zinda Hai” was an enriching experience.

“Tiger Zinda Hai” is a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster “Ek Tha Tiger”. It also features actress Katrina Kaif. Gavie was in the first part as well as captain Abrar.

“Ek Tha Tiger” centered on the life of a RAW agent (Salman), code-named Tiger, who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (Katrina) during an investigation, and how Tiger’s ideology and principles change over time.

“It was amazing to rejoin the Tiger and Zoya (Katrina) team. I was so enthusiastic about it. We have put in a lot of effort in the film as we know the high expectations people have from this film,” Gavie said in a statement.

Talking about working on the sequel, he said: “I learnt so much from Salman Khan. I still remember how he encouraged us to shoot in extreme temperatures. He would say ‘Focus on your vision, keep doing hard work and always be extra alert. But don’t put the extra and unwanted burden on you’.”

The first part was directed by Kabir Khan, and the sequel has been helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

Gavie says he can’t differentiate between the directors.

“They both are masters in their work in their own ways, and I enjoyed and learned a lot. It was amazing working with Kabir and Ali sir,” he said.

The team of “Tiger Zinda Hai” was shot in scenic locales of Austria and Abu Dhabi. The film will release on December 22.