All You Need To Know About The Real Life Incident That Has Inspired Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan is all set to bring the action back in a big way as fans count days to Tiger Zinda Hai. The trailer of the film became the most liked trailer on YouTube in no time. Narrating a true incident that unfolded in Iraq back in 2014, Tiger Zinda Hai has a dramatized take on the incident though some details are true. Salman Khan who will reprise his role as a RAW agent, Tiger is shown to be on a new mission where he has set out to save the lives of 25 Indian nurses who were held hostage by the ISC in Iraq.
The real incident took place in June of 2014 when a Delhi based agency recruited 46 nurses from India to a hospital in Tikrit, Iraq. ISIS was gaining more and more prominence as it drove out the Iraqi governments from their cities as reached Tikrit in June.
The nurses were confined within the hospital building and not allowed to go out and when ISIS finally reached the hospital, they were taken hostage and moved to Mosul, while they threatened to blow up the hospital. The nurses who were in touch with the Kerala Chief Minister and Indian officials were asked to plead mercy or cooperate if things went too far. They were ensured that they will be saved through a military operation if that is what it took.
Indian officials, on the other hand, tried tooth and nail to rescue the nurses in captivity and were finally released by the ISIS to Indian officials and brought back home on 5 July 2014. The complete details of their rescue were never fully revealed.
Tiger Zinda Hai has dramatized the incident to fit the fictional story of Tiger who has been glorified as the hero in the rescue operation. The trailer though looks like a promising action film with Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan out to save the day.
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