Director Kabir Khan shares about Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’s camaraderie in Tubelight.
As we all know, Bollywood superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are coming together after almost 20 years on the silver screen. Fans have already got a tiny glimpse of SRK’s character in the ‘Tubelight’ trailer. While the film is just a day away from the release, director Kabir Khan in an interview reveals what happened on the sets when Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan came together for shooting a scene in Tubelight.
During media interaction session, Kabir Khan spoke about Shah Rukh and Salman’s camaraderie.
“It was beautiful. These days they are close friends (laughs) so, there was a lot of warmth and affection. I have known Shah Rukh for years. He was the only one I knew when I came to Mumbai. We were in the same college (in Delhi), he was my senior in the film school, I studied from his notes. Gauri and I danced in stage productions. Obviously when we went to him, I told Salman that we should have Shah Rukh for the role.”
Kabir further said, “Shah Rukh was ready in an instant. That day the entire crew became an audience. Everybody left their work and were watching the shoot. Just the energy of the two of them… Both of them are powerhouses and to see them after 20 years, it’s going to be a treat. You may or may not like the movie but that scene everybody will enjoy, because first, it is a very important scene, it is a very sweet scene and secondly, shooting it was a treat.”
Talking about how different it is to work with Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, Kabir Khan said, “I actually found many similarities in their approach. Of course it was a very small shoot which I did with Shah Rukh, yes I did work with him for a short film. In that shot, it is very difficult to say what difference or similarity is. But in that one shoot, both of them do approach the scene pretty instinctively. They don’t over-prepare. I read the scene out to Shah Rukh and he didn’t ask too many questions.
When we were on set, I said, let’s do this and that and he pretty much followed what I was saying and then brought what only he could bring in. That’s the same with Salman, he doesn’t like over-preparing. I also don’t like that. I get bored during readings and I am like, ‘When will this end?’ The thing is there is a certain energy that comes only on set when the camera is ready when the lights are set, when the background cast is there, when you wear the costume. There is a certain energy which bounces off from everything.”
Well, now we can hardly wait to catch Salman and SRK sharing the same screen space. It is going to be one golden moment for the audience in the theatre.
Tubelight releases on June 23!
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