The "Tubelight" cast and crew were scheduled to shoot portions of their film in the Kashmir valley, after wrapping up Ladakh schedule, which will roll July 25 onwards. However, a source from the unit has said shooting (in the valley) has been put on hold indefinitely due to the unrest situation in the region.
"We are flying to Ladakh on July 25 for the first leg of shoot, but will return to Mumbai after that considering recent developments in Kashmir. We have been asked to keep away due to security reasons. So, the schedule has been indefinitely put on hold. As of now, no decision has been taken on shooting at alternate locations that can pass off as Kashmir," Mid-Day quoted the insider as saying.
Director Kabir Khan has, however, said that they will go ahead as per schedule.
Expected to release on Eid 2017, the film is more a human drama than a political saga. Apparently, "Tubelight" is based on the Sino-Indian war of 1962 with a disputed Himalayan border as the central plot. Sohail Khan will be seen playing Salman's onscreen brother.
About the leading lady:
For the longest time, Deepika Padukone was supposed to be romancing Salman, but the filmmaker denied the reports saying he didn't even approach her. Later, it was being said Katrina Kaif would be part of it, but nothing came out of those rumours. Salman Khan Films COO Amar Butala said the makers are looking out for a Chinese actress.
In other news, Salman also has Rajkumar Santoshi's project lined up and of course, "Dabangg 3."