Director Kabir Khan recently confirmed to a leading daily that Sohail Khan wasn’t his first choice for the role, as he intended to rope in an A-lister, one of whom was reportedly Akshay Kumar.
The report states that Akshay was allegedly among the top three names to play the role of Salman’s on-screen brother. The director was keen to cast a prominent star and “create the chemistry” on-screen. However, he ended up locking down on the real brothers as he was reportedly felt it would be time-consuming to create the kind of camaraderie the real-life brothers shared. Salman also revealed in the report that he was more comfortable with Sohail as the emotions came naturally.
Tubelight is an adaptation of the Hollywood flick Little Boy and also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and Matin Rey Tangu in pivotal roles and has Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo.