Salman Khan believes that war is never an answer. Speaking at a press conference this week, the 50-year-old actor said that those who order wars should be given guns and made to fight right at the front.
“It will be over in a day. Their legs will start trembling, their hands will start shaking and they will be back to the discussion table,” he said.
His opinion on ending wars stemmed from the fact that his upcoming film, Tubelight, has the backdrop of the Indo-China war. The actor said that the film touches on relations with Pakistan and refers to wars without going into its details.
“We’ve just gone into the fact that wars should end soon and our soldiers should return and their (Pakistan’s) soldiers should also go back home to their families,” he declared.
Salman’s brother, Sohail Khan, a soldier who disappears in the film, said nobody supports wars but they still keep happening.
“You can ask anybody but they will not say that war is good. They will say that war is bad… Whatever discussions, conflicts, they are solved across the table. It’s a negative emotion… Nobody supports it but it happens. Nobody knows why,” he said.
Contrary to the current deteriorating relations between India and Pakistan, Kabir Khan’s film is yet another attempt to showcase the futility of wars. Much like his previous film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight aims to show that love matters more than enmity.
Tubelight is the Hindi adaptation of Alejandro Gomez Monteverde’s 2015 movie, Little Boy.
Set in California during the World War, Little Boy follows a differently-abled man, ‘Pepper’, who befriends the Japanese soldiers and teaches them the many benefits of being humane. In the Hindi version, Kabir Khan has used the 1962 Indo-China war as background. Salman Khan is the Indian ‘Pepper’.
The film is slated to release on June 25.