Kabir Khan Reveals Real Reason For Casting Salman Khan In Tubelight!


Salman Khan’s Tubelight has a child actor named Matin Rey Tangu.

The Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Tubelight has created quite a buzz among the audience, first with its teaser and then the fun-loving Radio Song. Also, there was a kid in the teaser whose camaraderie with Salman Khan is being much talked about.

If you have seen the trailer, then you just cannot forget the scene where Salman Khan gets hit by the kid with a slingshot. Which also reminds uss, of the iconic scene from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, where Madhuri Dixit is the one hitting the superstar.

Talking about the same with an entertainment tabloid, director Kabir Khan says, “The kid (Matin) always carries a slingshot with him. It’s one of his quirks. Let’s call it evolution; Madhuri has been replaced by Matin now! It was almost coincidental that such a scene be recreated in Tubelight.”

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Talking about how difficult it was to find a child actor for the movie, he says, “None of us was looking for an actor in a six-year-old. We wanted a wonderful child artist who had the spunk and the ability to withstand a 100-day shoot. Making one perform is always a director’s job. Be it Matin here or Harshaali in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015), we never cast actors. They are babies, after all. We went through over a 1,000 kids before finding Matin. He had the attitude and determination to last till the end.”

He also talked about why he chooses Salman for such films saying, “One of the main reasons I cast Salman in this film as well as in Bajrangi was his connection with kids.”

“His mom was strict, but Salman ensured he got anything and everything he demanded. They even used to have archery competitions on set, and went horse riding together,” says Kabir on Salman’s bonding with the kid to a tabloid.

Tubelight is produced by Salma Khan & Salman Khan and directed by Kabir Khan. It stars Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and the Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. It is co-produced by Amar Butala. Tubelight will release in cinemas worldwide on June 23, in the festive season of Eid.

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