Kabir Khan is all set for his upcoming film Tubelight with superstar Salman Khan. This is the third time Kabir has collaborated with Salman after Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bajrangi- both of which were blockbusters.
Salman is currently shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai, which is a sequel to Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. However, Kabir feels he failed as a filmmaker in ETT. Talking to a leading news portal, he said, “For me, a good film is where I strike a balance between quality on the face of it and reading between the lines. Bajrangi Bhaijaan did that for me and that is why I do not repent doing Ek Tha Tiger as my working relationship with Salman actually began there.”
Further, he was all praises for the superstar and in fact said that despite attaining super-stardom the actor is quite modest. “He [Salman] possesses boundless humility despite the super stardom. With him, it was never it’s my way or highway. But if I had done Tiger Zinda Hai with him, it would have amounted to banking on a successful franchise. I am not ready to conform to the Bollywoodisation of all my craft yet,” said Kabir.
Contrary to rumours that there are only three songs in Tubelight, Kabir said, “There are much more but all of them carry the narrative forward. Speaking about Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo in the movie, he revealed that his cameo is integrated with the film rather than using it just as a gimmick that the two Khans will be seen sharing the screen space after nine years. “If you see the film, you will realize that the role demanded a superstar presence. It is crucial to the plot, changes the entire plot and Shah Rukh fits the bill,” Kabir revealed.
Tubelight is slated to release on June 25, 2017.