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‘Tubelight’ would have worked if it did not have Salman, says Salim Khan

It was indeed disappointing to see Salman Khan‘s film ‘Tubelight’ failing miserably at the box office. No one had imagined that a Salman Khan film would meet this fate. It was probably because we did not see Salman showing off his action skills and going shirtless in this one, that this film failed to entertain his fans. Salman’s father, Salim Khan too holds same kind of an opinion.

In an interview with Scroll, he explained the reason behind the failure of ‘Tubelight’. He was quoted saying, “‘Tubelight’ was a good film, which would have done well if any other actor had starred in it, but to have an action hero like Salman getting constantly beaten up and crying all the time just didn’t work with the audience. Someone like Raj Kapoor could do any role, the common man, the lover, the comedian, but Salman doesn’t have that sort of an image.”

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Further he also spoke about Shah Rukh Khan‘s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ meeting the same fate as ‘Tubelight’. He stated, “The reason for this is simply that we have been making bad films. And the cause is that we just don’t have writers of any calibre and that is because people have forgotten how to read.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh’s ‘JHMS’ fails to beat the first weekend figures of Salman’s ‘Tubelight’)

This coming from a writer who has penned iconic films like ‘Sholay’, ‘Mr. India’, ‘Deewar’ and many more in association with Javed Akhtar sure holds great value.

Talking about Salman, he would be next seen in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ wherein he will be in his badass mode.

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