We all know Salman Khan is currently shooting for Kabir Khan’s Tubelight in Manali right now. We have seen quite a few pictures of the actor and his crew at work from the sets of their war film, however we couldn’t find a picture of their lead actress Zhu Zhu. If you remember, we were the first one’s to reveal to you about Zhu Zhu being part of Tubelight. We even showed you her first picture with Salman, but post that we didn’t spot one picture of the actress. Obviously, the makers didn’t want her look to be revealed. The actress impressed everyone with her act in Leh, Ladakh. However, we can now tell you that the actress is NOT shooting for Tubelight in Manali.
You must be wondering why we say so, but if you check the actress’ instagram page, you’ll find the answer! Zhu Zhu is currently in Hong Kong shooting for her next film – Butter Lamp. She has posted a lot of pictures from the shoot and her latest post is really stunning to look at… In the picture, we see Zhu Zhu riding a horse through a dark and dense forest. She had been training for the scene for quite some while, as seen in her earlier insta pics, but the shot looks really looks amazing!
So the actress isn’t in Manali, but don’t worry. We know why too! A source exclusively reveals to us, “Tubelight is more about Salman and Sohail‘s relationship and even though Zhu Zhu will be Salman’s love interest and she will have a significant role, you will see that portion in the later half of the movie. The initial scenes of the film are about Salman and Sohail and that is being shot in Manali, while the war and love scenes were to be shot in Kashmir and Leh. The Leh schedule is done and with a considerable amount of time pending for the Kashmir schedule, Zhu Zhu went back to Hong Kong for the shoot of her other film.”
For those who don’t know, the Kashmir schedule was scheduled to start in September itself, however with the political instability and riots taking place in the city, the makers decided to delay the shoot.
Tubelight is based on the 1969 Indo-Sino war and we are super excited to see how the director – Kabir is able to show us that period in the film. We have seen glimpses of it through the leaked pictures and we are super impressed. And for those of you who didn’t know, Salman plays a man-child who is lovingly called Tubelight in the film. Why? Well our source had exclusively told us that he is called by that name coz he plays a man who is a bit slow in picking up and learning things. Yes, it is the first time Salman would play such a ‘special’ role, however Kabir has seen to it that character is presented sensitively in the film and no one takes any offence.