Actor Salman Khan, whose next film Tubelight will release on 25 June, told the Deccan Chronicle in a free-wheeling conversation that he has never watched Little Boy, the Hollywood film that served as the inspiration for his film.
Salman Khan said that, unlike Little Boy, Tubelight was not set against the backdrop of a war. He said, “It is, in fact, about the emotional upheavals that the army families go through. It is about all those jawans who go missing in the line of duty. It is about a father-son relationship. Keeping that central, Kabir has done his own thing.”
Speaking about co-star Zhu-Zhu, Salman Khan said, “She is a cool girl, a thorough professional. No tantrums and we shared a good chemistry on screen.”
Tubelight will also see him act alongside Shah Rukh Khan, “I am happy he is a part of it. His character brings about a turning point in the movie,” he said, playing down the hype surrounding their appearance in the same film.
Tubelight is directed by Kabir Khan and bankrolled by Salman Khan. The movie also stars Sohail Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, and late actor Om Puri in pivotal roles.