Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo in friend and colleague Salman Khan’s new film Tubelight was hailed with delight by fans when it was first announced some months ago. It was, to those who would like to see a Karan-Arjun reunion, the next best thing to an actual film together.
Now, just days before the film releases, Salman reveals that SRK wasn’t hard to persuade at all – in fact, he said yes almost before Salman even asked. “When Kabir (director Kabir Khan) narrated the subject to me, he said, ‘For this role we should get Shah Rukh’. So, when I called him and I told him that there is a small role in Tubelight which I would like you to do it, before completing my sentence, Shah Rukh said, ‘I will do it’. That’s how he made his entry into the movie,” Salman Khan said in Mumbai on Monday.
The events of Tubelight take place in the 1962 war with China. Salman Khan plays Laxman, who vows to find and bring back his brother Bharat, a soldier played by the actor’s real life brother Sohail Khan. The film, which releases this week to coincide with Eid as is Salman’s wont, also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and child actor Matin Rey Tangu.
Reports news agency IANS