Here’s How Abhishek Bachchan Is Set To Challenge Salman Khan’s Tubelight!


Bollywood director J P Dutta, who is popularly known for the film Umrao Jaan that starred Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Bachchan, is all set to return to direction with yet another film based on war. According to reports, JP Dutta’s next which has been titled Paltan will apparently be based on the Indo – China war of 1962 and will be extensively shot in Sikkim and Ladakh.

Reportedly, the film will witness three actors- Abhishek Bachchan, Pulkit Samrat and Sooraj Pancholi in the lead roles. However, Sooraj Pancholi’s casting is not confirmed yet. Interestingly, JP Dutta and Abhishek will be working together again for the 4th time after Refugee, LOC, Kargil and Umrao Jaan.

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Well, the interesting part about J P Dutta’s upcoming film is that it gives you déjà vu feeling. Yes, we are talking about Salman Khan’s much-talked upcoming film Tubelight, which is set in the backdrop of the 1962 Indo-China war, a setting that has rarely been explored in Indian cinema. The story of the film is all about how Salman Khan’s brother gets lost across the border during the war and how he goes out to every extent to search his brother, played by Sohail Khan.

Talking about choosing 1962 backdrop, director Kabir Khan recently said, “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.”

Well, fans are highly waiting for Salman Khan’s Tubelight and the trailer of the film has already been well received by the audience. Looks like there is another film in making with the same backdrop and we can’t wait to know more about it. Also, interesting, Abhishek Bachchan will be starring in JP Dutta’s Indi-China war film and definitely that will have lots of comparison to Salman Khan’s Tubelight. Another challenging film in making?

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