The trailer for Salman Khan’s upcoming film Tubelight was released on Thursday evening and became an instant hit among the fans. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film is based on the India-China war and also stars Salman’s brother Sohail Khan. Fans celebrated the trailer launch like a festival and gathered outside Bollywood superstar’s house in Bandra dancing to drum beats. Salman reciprocated the love as he stood on his balcony with Sohail Khan and waved back to his fans who had gathered outside his house. “#StarGoldKiTubelight is shining very bright! Thanks for bringing me so much love from my fans @StarGoldIndia!” he later posted on Twitter.
Check some top Twitter reactions:
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 25, 2017
— Tubelight (@TubelightKiEid) May 25, 2017
Those pure emotions, the innocence… Salman is a master in portraying emotions so convincingly!❤???? #TubelightTrailer https://t.co/pLjWwfsTTi
— SalmaN KhaN FaN CluB (@skfanclub_bd) May 26, 2017
— Arup Ghose (@arup_ghose) May 26, 2017
— Nishu (@Nisnord) May 26, 2017
— Im.Gm (@ChanderGm3) May 26, 2017
this is gonna be fun Tubelight | Official Trailer | Salman Khan | Sohail Khan | Kabir Khan https://t.co/cvCPZQDMeM via @YouTube
— ibrahim MSI (@ibrahim22112001) May 26, 2017
During the trailer launch event, Salman looked very emotional about the film. “The film was an emotional journey and I felt emotionally drained after shooting some of the scenes. I am a limited performer and everybody knows that, but because Sohail was playing my brother, maybe that’s why I felt so emotional,” he was quoted saying by PTI. “To play a pure character is the most difficult thing as we are not purest people in our life. So, you portray a character like that in Prem of ‘Hum Aapke Hai Kaun’, the role in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and “Tubelight” is most difficult. It’s a challenge to maintain simplicity, purity and honesty of a character,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kabir Khan looked excited about the movie as well. “We made ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ that had Pakistan as a backdrop, but there was no controversy around the film. That is not the reason (to avoid controversy so not included Pakistan angle in ‘Tubelight’). Every story requires a certain background and timeline. ‘Tubelight’ required this film to be set in 1962. But there are other elements in the story. It’s a relevant story even in today’s time but we can’t reveal everything now,” he said.