Mumbai: Director Ali Abbas Zafar says Katrina Kaif will be undergoing an extensive combat training to perform stunts in his next “Tiger Zinda Hai”.

The forthcoming project is a sequel to 2012 superhit “Ek Tha Tiger”, directed by Kabir Khan and produced under Yash Raj Films.

The ‘Tiger’ series centers on a fictional character of an Indian spy (RAW), code named Tiger (Salman) who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (ISI), played by Katrina.

“Katrina will be going through a rigorous training programme in hand-to-hand fighting along with Kali knife fighting with specialised trainers from the UK and LA,” Zafar said in a statement here.

The “Bang Bang” actress, who is currently shooting for a musical song for her next “Jagga Jasoos”, will start her training from April 20.

She will shoot for some high-octane action sequences along with Salman Khan at a studio in Mumbai and other foreign locations.

-PTI