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Tubelight: Om Puri to play a Muslim Gandhian in Salman Khan-Kabir Khan Film

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 August 2016, 15:29 IST

After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Om Puri has teamed up with director Kabir Khan yet again for his next film Tubelight starring Salman Khan and Chinese actress, Zhu Zhu.

While Puri essayed a very progressive character of an Imam in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, this time around in Tubelight, he will be seen as Gandhian who also happens to be a Muslim. In an interview to leading daily, he was asked about his character in the period drama. Om Puri replied:

"In Tubelight I play a Muslim Gandhian. The film is set during the Indo-China war of 1963. I have a very interesting sympathetic character. If you remember I had played a sympathetic liberal Pakistani mullah in Kabir Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It's good to be cast in characters with unexpected shades of empathy. Kabir knows how to use actors in the best way possible."

The actor further revealed that over the years, Salman Khan has evolved as an actor.

"I had done Dabangg with him. Then we did Bajrangi Bhaijaan, now Tubelight. Salman has evolved as an actor."

Tubelight is set for a wide release across the globe on Eid next year.


-- Quote Sourced from Deccan Chronicle

First published: 18 August 2016, 15:29 IST
 
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