What will Kabir Khan's Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight be about?

The filmmaker opens up about what to expect from his next project

Mayur Lookhar

Filmmaker Kabir Khan is gearing up for his next film, which unsurprisingly stars Salman Khan. There's been a lot of speculation over its subject, with some suggesting that Khan next's could be a political thriller. The director has finally opened up on his upcoming film.

Speaking to PTI, Khan said, “It is about a personal issue. I can’t talk about what exactly right now. Needless to say my films always have a political backdrop to them because thats what excites me. So ‘Tubelight’ also has a little political backdrop.” 

Speculation was also rife that Tubelight could have similarity to Bajrangi Bhaijaan and it could also have a Chinese angle to it. 

Ridiculing such grapevine, Khan said, “In terms of its emotional space it is similar to Bajrangi Bhaijaan. But the story is very different. It is more of humour and emotional space that we (Salman and I) haven’t delved into.”

Tubelight would mark Kabir Khan's third film with Salman Khan after Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. (2015).  Both films turned out to be blockbusters. Tubelight is slated to release on Eid next year.