Filmmaker Kabir Khan says superstar Salman Khan’s performance in their upcoming film Tubelight is five times better than their last release Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Speaking to media at the screening of the Oscar-nominated film Lion on Wednesday Kabir said: “Salman will be seen in a completely different way in the film (Tubelight). If people have thought that Salman’s performance is special in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, then his performance in Tubelight is five times better than it. The audience will see Salman’s better performance in Tubelight.”
He also said that only “a day’s shoot is left”. On being questioned about the pressure After delivering hit films like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan he said,
“I made a film and now it’s up to the audience to decide whether the film is good or bad. However, I don’t carry forward the pressure of the past film. Otherwise, I would have made another movie like Ek Tha Tiger. We have made Tubelight and if people like the film, the business will be similar or more than Bajrangi… and if they don’t, then it would be a bit low.” Talking about the challenges he faced during the shooting, he said: “I shot this film in Ladakh. That was the most challenging… to shoot the film in that location.”
Kabir also strongly condemned the recent attack on ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Jaipur. He found it “shocking and horrific”. “I can’t believe that it happened in my country. Everybody has the right to express things but in a democratic way and not in a hooliganism way. It’s disgusting.”
Going by the stills, Tubelight also seems to be an emotional roller coaster. The film is set to release on this Eid.