Tubelight, an upcoming movie directed by Kabir Khan will be the first movie from Bollywood to get an emoji on Twitter. This was announced by Kabir himself on Twitter where he shared the emoji and quoted “Happy to announce that ‘Tubelight’ becomes the first Bollywood film with its own character emoji #TubelightKiEid! @BeingSalmanKhan @TwitterIndia”. The emoji on Twitter reflects Salman Khan in his Tubelight posture where he is seen saluting with a shoe hanging around the superstar’s neck.
On this, Salman Khan, who is the lead actor of the movie replied to Kabir and wrote “Kabir Khan Twitter ko full light kar dega ab yeh ‘Tubelight’ emoji! (Kabir Khan, Twitter will become fully bright with this Tubelight emoji). Tubelight is scheduled for a release on June 23rd, 2017 which happens to fall on the occasion of Eid. His previous Eid release was Sultan which entered the 300 crores club and took away many records. Salman Khan and Kabir Khan have previously worked together in Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaaijaan.
Tubelight is a historical drama film both written and directed by Kabir Khan. Salman and Kabir are jointly producing the movie. It is based on the 1962 Sino-Indian War. The music of the film is composed by Pritam, and the film score is being composed by Packiam. The 2015 movie Little Boy inspires the story of the film. Alongside Salman, the movie will also star Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. Shahrukh Khan is about to make a special cameo appearance in the film, and it has been confirmed by the director. Sohail Khan and veteran actor Om Puri will also be seen in the movie. It is being made on a budget of 100 Crores. Although the film is based on war, the theme of the movie is a pleasant story about two brothers.
Recently, Salman Khan launched the first song of the movie. It has been sung by Kamaal Khan & Amit Mishra. The 51-year-old actor along with the director Kabir Khan and his brother Sohail Khan launched the first melody from the film in Dubai. Titled as ‘The Radio Song,’ it has retro beats like the one which we used to have in the 1960s. Salman Khan is seen cheering in the song. He is seen dancing and cheering with several people, and it is a video of 2 minutes. The music of the playful song has been composed by Pritam and the lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
It has been choreographed by Remo D’Souza. The motive of this song was to make the people aware that radio was the only medium to communicate back then in 1962. They released the song in Dubai as they were busy shooting in Dubai itself. On the release of the song, Salman Khan tweeted from his account “#Radio Bajaiyyo Bajaiyyo zara! Ab bas #RadioSong bajega” (Tune into the radio, now only the Radio Song will be played).