Salman Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s jodi has given us some fantastic movies. Be it their bonding in Bajrangi Bhaijaan or their rivalry in Kick, they have always entertained us. Obviously, we want to see this HIT jodi on the silver screen once again and that nearly happened this year. According to DNA After Hrs, Nawaz was offered a significant part in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai. However, the critically acclaimed actor rejected it. Surprised? So were we, but there is a valid reason why he had to say no.

According to the daily, Nawaz turned down the offer as he was shooting for Nandita Das’s Manto during the Austrian schedule of Tiger Zinda Hai. The makers could not shift the schedule and so, they signed a new face instead of Nawaz. As an insider spills the beans, “Abbas has signed a dashing Iranian actor to step into Nawaz’s shoes.” Meanwhile, the production house (Yash Raj Films) maintains that Nawaz was never approached for the part. (ALSO READ – Nawazuddin Siddiqui reveals why Salman Khan stopped inviting him to Bollywood parties)

In the meanwhile, we will see Salman Khan reunite with ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif in this sequel to Ek Tha Tiger. Currently, Salman is on his way back to Mumbai after completing the Da-Bangg Tour, post which the makers are planning to kickstart a long international schedule. The team will shoot across five countries including Morocco and Munich, during which we expect the team to shoot for a romantic song as well some insane action sequences. (ALSO READ – What was Playboy model Ronja Forcher doing on the sets of Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai? We can tell you)

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger Zinda Hai is scheduled to release on December 23. Anyway, tell us how excited are you to watch the movie in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the latest dope about the movie right here…