Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s next Tubelight starring superstar Salman Khan will have elements of comedy and drama with politics as its backdrop. It is about a personal issue. Can’t talk about what exactly right now. Needless to say, my films always have a political backdrop to them because that’s what excites me and I find real. So Tubelight also has a little political backdrop.
Right from his debut Kabul Express, to New York and his last, Phantom, the filmmaker has helmed movies that have a strong political background. Tubelight will mark the third collaboration between Kabir and the 50-year-old Dabangg star after blockbusters Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It was reported that Salman Khan will be undertaking a journey of enlightenment from India to China in the film. The director said Tubelight will have a ‘China element in the story’ but he will be shooting the film in Ladakh.
Quite interestingly the film will depict the protagonist’s spiritual journey with a political backdrop. Now for someone who made films such as Kabul Express, New York, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Phantom–all having political backdrops to keep the story revolving around–it is only natural to expect this movie of Kabir’s to have apolitical backdrop as well. Khan’s movies might have been seripus in the apst but this one apparently has more humorous space to it
Tubelight is scheduled to release on Eid next year.