Upala KBR (DNA; April 12, 2017)

Katrina Kaif believes in prepping for her roles. Whether it is dancing or action, It is important for her to get the moves right.

Kat is no stranger to strenuous workout regimes and now she is gearing up to train in combat training for her role in Tiger Zinda Hai. Los Angeles-based action director Tom Struthers has been roped in to ensure that the action sequences are on par with international standards.

Though Kat has done a bit of action in Phantom and Ek Tha Tiger, this will be on a much tougher and intensive scale. For Dhoom 3, she did functional training under the guidance of Reza Katani and also trained in aerial workouts with professionals from London.

Says a source close to Katrina, “Basic Combat Training (BCT) is extremely tough and gruelling schedule and Katrina is training under Reza again for the same. It’s a course that transforms civilians into soldiers and requires physical and mental training where basic tactical and survival skills are taught, leading to extreme fitness. In Tiger Zinda Hai, Kat will perform her own stunts and will indulge in hand-to-hand combat and other fight forms. The actress is also planning to attend a boot camp for a few days. Currently, she is shooting for a song for Jagga Jasoos and will begin training for TZH by April 20 and then will shoot for some high-octane action along with Salman Khan at a constructed in Film City in Mumbai and foreign locales, after he returns from his Da Bangg tour.”

TZH director Ali Abbas Zafar confirms, “Katrina is going through a rigorous training program in hand-to-hand fighting along with Kali knife fighting with specialised trainers from the UK and LA.”