With Salman Khan’s new film Sultan ready for a release, there is already a buzz around about his next upcoming movie. Salman’s new movie is titled Tubelight and is being directed by Kabir Khan, with whom Salman has worked previously in Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Tubelight Movie Details
The movie’s star cast is yet to be finalised. Although there is news that apart from Salman, his brother Sohail Khan too would be in the movie. However the female lead is yet to be confirmed. There was news about Deepika Padukone being associated with it, but Director Kabir Khan reiterated that he had never approached her. As per latest reports, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif are in the race for the leading lady’s role but an official announcement has yet to come. Another important character in the movie, that of Salman Khan’s brother is yet to be selected and the casting team is on the lookout for an actor to suit the role. Many sources have even said that the movie think-tank is looking at casting a Chinese actress in the movie.
— Salman Khan ᴍᴇʀɪᴊᴀᴀɴ (@BeingSDayana) June 19, 2016
Like many of Salman Khan’s earlier movies, Tubelight too is slated for an Eid release in 2017. His previous movies like Kick, Bodyguard, Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger and Wanted were also released on this auspicious day and has done some mind-boggling business at the box-office. Salman has almost made the EID release date his own and has seldom missed a “date” with this auspicious occasion.
Director Kabir Khan is definitely hot property after his previous association with Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan broke all box office records worldwide. The filmmaker first made his mark with his movie “New York” with John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, and Neil Nitin Mukesh and followed it up with movies like Kabul Express and Phantom. Kabir’s movies have a common thread running through it and that is of having a political backdrop or event. Like WTC’s 9/11 attacks featured in “New York”, “Kabul Express” was about the strife-ridden Afghanistan while “Phantom” dealt with the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
As per reports, the Kabir Khan- Salman Khan Combination is all set to depict the Sino-Indian political background in “Tubelight” as a central character from this movie belongs to China. While the movie will have the usual Salman Khan theatrics which his fans all over the world love, it will also talk about a personal issue Salman’s character faces.
Reports also suggest that a major part of the movie will depict his journey from India to China as Salman undertakes a voyage of enlightenment. Director Kabir Khan said that while the movie would be high on the emotional content, he will infuse a lot of humour to give it a different flavour. The actor-director duo is willing to discover a hitherto unexplored space of humour and emotion.
The hunt for locations begins 😊 pic.twitter.com/qqVcJKcyqp
— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) June 1, 2016
The movie is being shot at various locations like Ladakh, Kashmir, and Ajmer and the mahurat shot will be conducted on the 15th of July at a shooting schedule in Ladakh.