Zhu Zhu was reportedly going to promote Tubelight with Salman Khan.
Salman Khan starrer Tubelight released on last Friday Zhu Zhu Chinese actress is opposite him.
When asked to Kabir Khan why Zhu Zhu is not part of promotion. He said Zhu Zhu would be coming to India to promote the movie, Kabir revealed, “Heroines have always played strong roles in my films. Zhu Zhu plays an important role in the film but we can’t talk about it. Also, she will be coming to India for promotions. But we are yet to chalk out a proper plan.”
However, Zhu Zhu was MIA from the promotions of the movie. Instead, it was Salman, Sohail Khan and Matin Rey Tangu who promoted Tubelight in full swing.
According to a leading tabloid, a source suggested that the Chinese government was skeptical about how the 1962 Sino- Indian War was showcased in Kabir’s movie and asked the actress to maintain a distance.
The source revealed, “She has been asked to stay away from Tubelight. Even the media had reached out for interactions, but they were told she is busy and unavailable for interviews. The China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) greenlights all Indo-Chinese associations, however, this project wasn’t approved by them. Considering the strained relations between the two countries during the 1960s, the CFGC wasn’t sure how Kabir Khan would approach the subject of the film.”
However, film’s production denied the rumors. An insider stated, “She is working on a prominent Chinese production and it was impossible for her to take time off to promote the film in India. She is constantly in touch with Kabir. It’s just bad timing.”
The question remains now on whether Tubelight will release in China. On this, the source revealed, “The production house wanted to release Tubelight in China. Given Zhu Zhu’s popularity, the film would have appealed to the masses. However, China’s import quota system allows only 34 foreign titles a year. The production house has approached the CFGC, but Tubelight’s release in China hasn’t been approved yet.”