Even as accolades are being tossed at Kabir Khan’s quirky, sentimental, lyrical and luminous trailer of Tubelight, the filmmaker is not in India to receive the compliments. He’s currently in Dubai, shooting with — hold your breath — Shah Rukh Khan, for a movie; albeit a short one. Confirms Kabir, “I’m in Dubai shooting a short film with Shah Rukh Khan for Dubai tourism.”
Director Kabir Khan says his upcoming film Tubelight featuring Salman Khan required superstar like Shah Rukh Khan for the guest appearance. The movie will see the two stars come together after a gap of 15 years. They were last seen together in full-fledged roles in Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam that released in 2002.
“I am not going to divulge much details about the role. Let the film come out. It is a cameo, which was screaming for a superstar so we went to Shah Rukh and asked to do the special role. He graciously agreed to do it,” Kabir said. 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.