1.Here’s what Salman Khan has to say about SRK’s ‘Tubelight’ cameo
In a few weeks from today, fans will finally feast their eyes on the Salman Khan film ‘Tubelight’. The actor, who has been busy promoting his film across all media platforms, recently spoke about Shah Rukh Khan’s highly anticipated cameo, apart from various other tidbits. Admitting how happy he was to have his contemporary in the film, Salman also stated that SRK’s character brings about a “turning point” in the film. Fans got a tiny glimpse of SRK’s character in the ‘Tubelight’ trailer which was released late last month. This film will see Salman and Shah Rukh sharing screen space after their last outing together in the 1995 film ‘Karan Arjun’.
The little kid – Matin Rey Tangu – in the teaser of ‘Tubelight’ created quite a buzz on the internet after viewers caught a glimpse of his camaraderie with Salman Khan. With interest piquing around the six-year-old’s role in the film, director Kabir Khan revealed how they zeroed in on Matin for the role. Kabir said that casting the child actor was no mean feat. He added that they didn’t set out on looking for an actor, but were seeking a wonderful child artiste who had the spunk and ability to withstand a 100-day shoot. Speaking about how many children auditioned before finalizing on Matin, Kabir said that they went through over a thousand kids before settling on him.
3.‘Tubelight’: Interesting facts about the Salman Khan film
Salman Khan’s forthcoming flick ‘Tubelight’ has created much buzz, months before its release. Credit it to his superstardom or the novel storyline, this Kabir Khan-directed project is making the right noise and fast becoming one of the most anticipated films of the year. We bring you interesting facts about the movie that are bound to make you wait with bated breath for its release.
4.Salman-Sohail say ‘Hello brother’
As soon as word spread that Kabir Khan was making ‘Tubelight’ with Salman, fans of the actor went berserk on social media. What added to the excitement was the fact that Salman’s younger brother Sohail Khan too would be a part of it. In an interaction with the Times Of India last year, the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ star revealed, “Sohail is a part of the film. We are playing brothers.” There you have it guys! We’ll see the two real-life brothers depicting their deep bond on reel as well.
5. It’s all in the name
Many found the title of the film rather intriguing. According to reports, Salman essays the role of a man with special needs. He reportedly plays a man-child who is slow in picking and learning things, thus presumably earning the moniker of ‘Tubelight’. Despite his shortcomings, the character sets out on an unimaginable journey to find his brother (Sohail Khan), who has gone missing post the Indo-China war.
6. The name game
Director Kabir Khan obtained an NOC (no objection certificate) from the makers of the Kannada film ‘Tubelight’ since they originally owned the rights to the title.
7. Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn lock horns over ‘Tubelight’
Here’s another interesting thing about Salman Khan’s next release. Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn are in the race to attach the trailer of their respective films with Salman’s Eid release. The films in contention are Shah Rukh’s yet-untitled project with Imtiaz Ali and Ajay’s ‘Baadshaho’. Since ‘Tubelight’ is a big release, both actors are keen to attach their films’ trailers to it in the hope of grabbing more eyeballs and have approached Salman’s production house for the same. Reports suggest that the banner is willing to attach both the trailers with the film, if the arrangement is acceptable to SRK and Ajay.
8. Zhu Zhu makes her Bollywood debut
Salman’s co-star in the film, Zhu Zhu has already been seen in international projects like ‘Shanghai Calling’, ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ among others. She will make her debut in the Indian film industry with ‘Tubelight’.
Source-Time of India