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Kabir Khan on Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo in Tubelight: The role was screaming for a superstar

In Tubelight, the two Khans--Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan will share the screen space in a film after 15 years.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai |
May 10, 2017 7:06:19 pm
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Filmmaker Kabir Khan managed to pull off a coup of sorts when he had Shah Rukh Khan doing a cameo in Salman Khan’s Tubelight. Come Tubelight this June, and the fans will see the two Khans sharing screen space in a film after 15 years.

Talking about it in an interview, Kabir said that though he finds the idea of cameos by big stars “gimmicky”, the particular character in Tubelight demanded a superstar. “It was a role screaming for a superstar cameo otherwise I wouldn’t have. I find it gimmicky. But when you will watch the film, you will realise the role needed a superstar. We went to him with the role and he was kind enough to agree. It is a brilliant cameo but I can’t say much about it because it will take away the joy of seeing it.”

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This is the first time Kabir collaborated with Shah Rukh on a film. The duo, however, have known each other personally for a long time now. He recently began filming a short movie with the star for Dubai Tourism. When asked about a possibility of a full-fledged collaboration with Shah Rukh, Kabir said, “I would love to work with him. I have known him since college days in Delhi. We shot for an advertisement recently and we do speak about ideas. So, if there comes an idea, we both agree upon, I am sure we will collaborate.”

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The teaser of Tubelight released last week and has been received well by the fans and the critics. The period drama, set against he backdrop of Sino-Indian war in 1962, also stars Sohail Khan and Chinese actor Zhu Zhu, in her Bollywood debut. Tubelight is based on Little Boy, a 2015 World War II war fantasy-drama film.

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