TUBELIGHT has real brother Sohail and Salman playing reel brothers in the film. The films’ story revolves around their bond and undying love for each other.
Interestingly director Kabir Khan revealed in one of the interviews during promotional activities that initially he wanted an A-list actor to play the role of Salman’s brother in this film.
The director was quoted saying in a report in DNA as, “Instead of a real brother, I thought we should get another actor and create the chemistry on screen.”
In fact he had Akshay Kumar in his mind for that role! However it was Salman who convinced the director to cast his brother Sohail in the film as that would ensure that the emotions would come automatically to him and everything would appear more real.
Salman also stated that Akshay was considered by the makers only because they wanted to ensure the films’ box-office success. But Salman convinced the makers that he would be more comfortable and natural with his real brother Sohail.
How we wish Akshay Kumar had been casted as Salman’s brother in this film because we had loved their camaraderie in MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI and they would have really made a very cute and adorable brothers on-screen.
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