Tubelight is one of the most emotional films of Salman's career so far Image: Fotocorp
Tubelight might be just flickering at the box office, but that hasn't dimmed Salman Khan's enthusiasm, or his sense of humour.
The actor feels that critics have been quite generous in giving him ratings that are not as bad as he expected them to be. “The critics were like really good. I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4 and they gave me 1 and 2, apparently. So, I am very pleased with that," Salman said at an event.
Unlike his previous Eid releases, where he played larger-than-life characters and had swag moments such as swinging his belt, fighting goons or flaunting his bare body, Tubelight sees him in a different avatar. He plays a man-child who has the belief that he can bring his brother back from the war (1962 Sino-India war).
Sallu said that he has been hearing that people are finding it difficult to see their ‘Bhai’ in such a role.
“Reports (about the film) are like ‘Bhai ko rote hue nahi dekh sakte (We can’t see bhai crying)’. So I, asked them, ‘Rote hue dekhke hass rahein hain (Are they laughing while seeing me cry)’? They said, ‘Nahi. Ro rahein hain (No. They are crying).’ So, I said then don’t worry about it," added Salman.
He also cited that not following the trend of his previous films is the reason behind the film's negative reviews.
“What happens with a film like this… it’s an Eid release and it has been seen in recent years that there were songs and dances, so they went expecting that kind of a film but got to see something else. So, now this film is not supposed to be seen with buddies... It’s a very emotional film. Howsoever cold-hearted, emotionless a person is, he or she will get teary-eyed after watching the film. This is that kind of a film, where you need to take your parents, grandparents and families," said Salman.