Titled 'Tiger Zinda Hai', the YRF film will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, unlike the first movie, which was helmed by Kabir Khan.

According to BollywoodLife.com, the sequel will have Salman play a 70-year-old man on-screen for the very first time. Yes! The 'Sultan' actor's character will grow from the age of 17 to 70—showcasing his journey over that period.

Zafar made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday.

"Tiger Zinda Hai @BeingSalmanKhan #katrina kaif. Nervousness and excitement," he tweeted alongside a poster of the film. Under the name of the movie, the poster has a caption written, "An Indian Agent. A Pakistani Spy. Against A Common Enemy."

The report quotes a source as saying, “Ali Abbas has always given Salman something hatke to play. In Sultan, he played a down-and-out wrestler who struggles to get into shape and win. And now, 'Tiger Zinda Hai' will have Salman in a never-seen-before avatar as well.

The sequel will release next year on Christmas, when Katrina's former beau Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanjay Dutt's biopic is likely to arrive in theatres.

'Tiger Zinda Hai' marks the fifth film of Salman and Katrina together after 'Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?', 'Partner', 'Yuvraaj' and 'Ek Tha Tiger'.

"Tiger Zinda Hai" is Salman and Katrina's second big screen outing with Zafar.

While the 50-year-old actor worked with the director in the recently released blockbuster "Sultan", Katrina and Zafar teamed up in 2011 for "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan".

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