MUMBAI: Salman Khan’s upcoming flick with director Kabir Khan, ‘Tubelight’ is the talk of the town for two interesting reasons.
Firstly, because the super hit jodi of Salman and Kabir are coming back together after giving blockbusters like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and secondly, because it stars popular Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
But the film is under discussion at social platforms for being a copy of Hollywood flick ‘Little Boy’. And such reports are doing the rounds on the internet with just a slight difference in the storyline
, reported the Times of India.
Where on one side, ‘Little Boy’ plays on the lines of a father and son story, rumour has it that ‘Tubelight’ will highlight the bond between two brothers played by Salman and Sohail. Watch this space for more updates on ‘Tubelight’.
To those who haven’t watched Little Boy it is a war fantasy drama film where Pepper (Jakob Salvati)- the little boy gets ruthlessly mocked by his classmates because of his small stature. The film is a pretty harsh depiction of the bullying he suffers.
However, the story gets under way when Pepper’s father and chief protector (Michael Rapaport) goes off to war and then is reported missing in action, probably a Japanese prisoner.
Pepper then gets desperate to have his father return, and the local priest encourages him to believe that if he has enough faith, he may have the capacity to alter the course of the war; eventually leading to Pepper’s unbelievable mission to find his father against all odds and fears.
Bollywood Life reported that Kabir’s Tubelight doesn’t have a little boy. All that it has is Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Zhu Zhu. They quoted their source as saying that Salman essays the character of the little boy, here known as Tubelight.