Entertainment: Tubelight teaser lights up fans

Salman Khan’s third film with director Kabir Khan, <i>Tubelight, </i> shows him as a simple man once again reminding of his character in<i> Bajrangi Bhaijaan</i>

Photo courtesy: YouTube
Photo courtesy: YouTube


Salman Khan’s films often release on Eid and their release is also like a festival to his fans. Since the day he tweeted that he is coming after two days in the official teaser of Tubelight, fans were eagerly waiting for it. Last night, the teaser was released and it seems from the teaser that this time Bhai is again talking about border issues, though not with Pakistan, but with China. That is the beauty of creative freedom. When politically conditions are not so friendly with our two main neighbours, we can always discuss issues in this make-believe world of visual feat. Salman Khan’s brother, Sohail Khan also stars in the film.

Apparently, Salman’s character in the film is that of a simpleton, with the child actor Matin Rey Tangu playing foil to him. Chinese actress Zhu Zhu is making her Bollywood debut with Tubelight and it is one of the last films featuring veteran actor Om Puri. But the teaser does not show Shahrukh Khan who is reportedly playing a cameo in the film.

Kangana planning her directorial debut

PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Actress Kangna Ranaut takes a dip in Ganga River in Varanasi on Thursday. Ranaut launched the 20-feet tall poster of her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Her dip in the holy Ganga at Varanasi became talk of the town on Thursday. Kangana made her appearance in Varanasi dramatic and thus drew attention to the launch of her upcoming film’s poster. After the debacle of Rangoon, she is coming with double the grandeur in ManikarnikaThe Queen Of Jhansi .

Her official twitter handle tweeted the poster.

The 30-year-old actor says that she wants to launch herself into a new phase of her life, that of a director. When asked what she would be directing, she answered, “Comedy.” Kangana is also making her debute as a writer in Simran.

Fatima Sana Shaikh joins Aamir in Thugs of Hindostan

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Photo courtesy: Twitter
Fatima Sana Shaikh who portrayed famous wrestler Geeta Phogat in Dangal will be joining the star cast of Thugs of Hindostan

Fatima Sana Shaikh is all set to work with her Dangal co-star Aamir Khan again in Thugs of Hindostan.

This would be Fatima's second Bollywood film after her successful debut last year as wrestler Geeta Phogat in the Nitesh Tiwari-directed movie. Aamir played her on-screen father, Mahavir Singh Phogat. The Yash Raj Films project will be helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who earlier directed Aamir, in Dhoom 3.

"The role of the girl is pivotal to the film so it was crucial for us to find the perfect fit. Through a rigorous round of auditions and action workshops, we found in Fatima a truly dedicated actor and a gifted performer of action. We are very happy to have found the perfect girl for our film," Acharya said in a statement.

Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
File photo of Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. They will be sharing screen for the first time in Thugs of Hindostan

The movie also features megastar Amitabh Bachchan. It is the first time that Bachchan and Aamir are collaborating on a film. The filming begins next month with a release date set for Diwali 2018.

With inputs from NH Web Desk

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Published: 5 May 2017, 5:22 PM