'I am a limited performer'
Superstar Salman Khan, who will soon be seen in the film Tubelight, says as an actor he has limitations and filming for the Kabir Khan directorial was an emotional journey. Sharing his experience of working with his brother Sohail Khan, who is essaying the role of his character's brother in Tubelight, Salman told media here, "The film was an emotional journey and I felt emotionally drained after shooting some of the scenes which narrate that my brother is no more."
"I am a limited performer and everybody knows that, but because Sohail was playing my brother, maybe that's why I was feeling very emotional. In fact, during the dubbing of the film also, being a grown up man, my tears didn't stop... it was really bad! And coming from us (Pathans) is really bad," he said, sharing an earlier story.
"When I was in jail, one day my mother, father and one of my uncles came to see me there, and seeing my condition, my uncle started crying. So my father told him, 'kaise Pathan ho yaar tum, roh rahe ho'(what kind of a Pathan are you? You are crying!)," said Salman. The 51-year-old also talked about late veteran actor Om Puri, who too essayed a role in the film and actor Reema Lagoo who played his on-screen mother in key movies like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun..! and Hum Saath Saath Hain.
"It is very sad. We lost VD (Late actor Vinod Khanna) a few months ago, then I got to know that Reema ji is also no more with us, it is really sad. I think within the last couple of months, I lost some very close people," said Salman. Salman and Sohail also showed the trailer of their film to their mother Salma Khan.
"This time she will pray more as both of her sons are working on the film," Salman said. The actor was present at the trailer launch of the film along with Kabir Khan, Sohail and music director Pritam.
An upcoming Indian historical war drama film written, and directed by Kabir Khan, Tubelight is set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, it stars Salman Khan along with Chinese actor, Zhu Zhu in the lead role who plays a man from India. It is confirmed from the director that Shah Rukh Khan will play a cameo in the film which is based on the 2015 movie Little Boy. Tubelight is slated to release on June 23.