No one from Bollywood can even think of calling Sallu Bhai a tubelight, regardless of the situation. Turns out he will be called a tubelight in front of large audiences! And that will only be possible when he is working in a movie!
Salman Khan starts shooting for his next film titled Tubelight from July 28. Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan will reunite Salman with his favourite director who has given him hits like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Kabir recently took to his social media account to give us a glimpse of the breathtaking location where Tubelight will be shot.
Tubelight will be a cross border love story set in the year 1960-62 where the lead male role is an Indian who falls in love with a girl from China. It will be a period film based on the time when India was at war with China.
While this isn’t the first war film to be made in Bollywood, what is interesting though is the fact that Salman’s character has a unique name. In the film Salman plays the lead role of a man-child who is lovingly called Tubelight. The reason why he’s called so, is because the script has him playing a man who is a bit slow in picking and learning many things. It would also be the first time when Salman would play a “special” role in his career where he doesn’t do the usual or play to the gallery. Kabir has taken special effort to make sure that the character is presented sensitively in the film.