A source informed a leading daily that only creating "the tiger and its action was going to cost over 40 crore, which is higher than the regular production budget of a Salman film, minus his fee".
It was reported that Salman Khan was very impressed with the character of the tiger, Richard Parker. He called Sohail and showed him the footage of Life Of Pi repeatedly. Not only this, Salman even asked Sohail whether the tiger that Sohail had in mind would resemble the Bengal tiger in LOP. Later, Sohail promised his brother that till he get such an impressive tiger, real or animated, he would not launch his movie Sher Khan. But now, it looks like Sohail is having a hard time fulfilling his own promise.