Even as Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat is creating a frenzy even before its release, its maker Ali Abbas Zafar has already announced their next collaboration project.

All three will return to make the third installment of the superhit Tiger franchise.  Ek ThaTiger was helmed by Kabir Khan in 2012, which starred the lead pair who returned with Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai in 2017 to break all box-office records.

The director confirmed the news of the much awaited sequel. He said he was already working on a story for the third installment and the idea was being discussed with Salman Khan and the producer, Aditya Chopra, reported BoxOfficeIndia.

“It has always been important for me to find the story first. So I am extremely happy and kicked with the story I’ve found for Tiger. It’ll take the installment forward and will be synonymous with what the franchise has been doing,” BoxOfficeIndia said, quoting him.

The team is still focusing on Bharat and its promotional tour before diving into their next. The script of the third installment still needs work and once Bharat is released this Eid on 5th June 2019, work will begin on the next.

Bharat is a remake of the 2014 Korean film Ode to My Father and also stars Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu and Nora Fatehi in key roles.

The film will trace India’s post-Independence history from the perspective of a common man, following his life’s journey from age 18 to 70. Salman will be seen in six different looks portraying six different phases of his life.