Salman Khan’s upcoming movie, “ Tubelight ” has already created a huge uproar even before its release.
Where on one hand, there were rumours of it’s not getting released in Pakistan, there on the other, a Pakistani film distributor confirmed that fans of the actor are eagerly awaiting the film’s release in the country.
In a recent interview with indian Express CEO of Salman Khan Films, Amar Bhutala, said, “Tubelight will definitely release in Pakistan too but I cannot confirm a release date.”
He also spoke about how he hopes for this film to be a great success in Pakistan after the overwhelming love Salman had received as “Bajrangi”.
He further added, “Salman has a huge following in Pakistan, which has only grown with the positive messaging on Bajrangi Bhaijaan. We hope to release Tubelight in Pakistan as well, and our efforts continue in that direction, but we respect the law of the land and judiciary if they decide otherwise.”
Satish Anand, one of the major distributors of Indian films in Pakistan said, “Until yesterday, the distributor in our territory had not been finalised. We already have two major Pakistani films, as well as Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Transformers: The Last Knight and The Mummy announced. There are limited screens and most of them committed for Eid programming.”
On the other hand, denying the ban, he said, “It’s totally untrue that Tubelight is banned in Pakistan. In fact, it remains a much awaited film.”
Based on the 1962 war between India and China, “Tubelight”, directed by Kabir Khan, also stars Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sohail Khan, late actor Om Puri and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
Shahrukh Khan is also rumoured to have a walk-on in the film.
Salman Khan has delivered hits after hits on Eid. Starting with ‘Wanted’ in 2009, every Eid-release has set benchmarks in the industry. Fans are hoping for another milestone with Tubelight.