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MUMBAI: The Iraqi government has granted filming permission to Yash Raj Films (YRF) to shoot their upcoming Salman Khan-starrer, Ek Tha Tiger.

Not only has the government granted filming permissions, but has also made provisions to ensure the security of the cast and crew. And to top it off, the government has made arrangements for the crew to commute by helicopter from one shooting location to the other.

Obviously, acquiring the permission to shoot in the country was quite a feat. Reportedly, YRF sent a letter to the Iraqi government a few months ago and requested for permission to shoot a major action sequence.

However, the move to approach the Iraqi government did not happen before Kabir and YRF sought Khan‘s permission. It is said that Khan was extremely excited about shooting in Iraq and when director Kabir Khan told him about the schedule in Iraq, he immediately agreed. Salman is expected to be in Iraq in August for the shoot.

YRF‘s romantic thriller would be the first Bollywood film to be shot in Iraq.

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