Watch: Salman Khan talks about Tubelight, and the futility of war, in this Firstpost exclusive
The India-China War of 1962 forms the backdrop against which Kabir Khan's latest film — Tubelight — plays out.
Salman Khan stars as a simple-minded man in what is being seen as a possible reprisal of his Bajrangi Bhaijan.
It also stars Sohail Khan and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
In a previous interview with Firstpost, Salman said of his role in Tubelight:
"I am not smart at all; I am a tubelight. When you are growing up, you are naive, innocent, but at the age of 51-52, when you have seen the world, then it’s difficult to play something like this. I was wondering where should I get that innocence from, but this character allowed me to do everything. I had to dig deep into my childhood. Sohail and I started remembering all our school friends, our batch mates. Luckily, there are many kids in our family, and I learnt many things from them, but I had to be careful to not overdo things because it is an emotional film, and not a comedy. It couldn’t have looked like a caricature or a joke. It is a film on two brothers, where one goes to war and the other stays behind."
Now, in a new conversation with Vikram Thapa for Firstpost, Salman dwelt on one of the more difficult aspects of Tubelight — those intense war sequences. Salman talked about how war was a futile exercise, that true peace could only be reached at a discussion table, and that jawans were the ones who suffered most when wars were fought.
Here's what Salman had to say.
The full interview will be out on Firstpost soon. Stay tuned.