Kabir Khan Tubelight Hum Aapke Hain Koun

In the teaser of ‘Tubelight’, there’s a scene in which child actor Matin Rey Tangu is aiming a slingshot at Salman Khan. Well, that scene reminded everyone of the scene from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun!’ in which Salman aims a slingshot at Madhuri Dixit, in the famous song ‘Didi Tera Devar Deewana’.

Recently, Kabir stated, “The kid (Matin) always carries a slingshot with him. It’s one of his quirks.” While talking about the comparisons, he said, “Let’s call it evolution; Madhuri has been replaced by Matin now! It was almost coincidental that such a scene be recreated in ‘Tubelight’.”

Kabir further revealed that he went through 1000 kids before finalising Matin. He said, “None of us was looking for an actor in a six-year-old. We wanted a wonderful child artiste who had the spunk and the ability to withstand a 100-day shoot. Making one perform is always a director’s job. Be it Matin here or Harshaali in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015), we never cast actors. They are babies, after all. We went through over a 1,000 kids before finding Matin. He had the attitude and determination to last till the end.”

Kabir further revealed the reason why he opted to cast Salman in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and then now in ‘Tubelight’. The director said, “One of the main reasons I cast Salman in this film as well as in ‘Bajrangi…’ was his connection with kids.” Talking about Salman’s camaraderie with Matin, Kabir said, “His mom was strict, but Salman ensured he got anything and everything he demanded. They even used to have archery competitions on set, and went horse riding together.” (Also Read: Here’s all you need to know about the trailer of Salman Khan-starrer ‘Tubelight’)

‘Tubelight’ which also stars Sohail Khan and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu is slated to hit the screens on June 23, 2017.

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