Tubelight’s first song was launched recently in the presence of Kabir Khan, Pritam, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Remo D’souza.
Noticeably Salman Khan was not present during the launch. While defending the absence of Salman Khan during the launch, Kabir Khan said:
“Salman is busy shooting in Abu Dhabi for his film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai.’ When he comes back, we will meet again.”
Kabir Khan also confirmed the release date of Tubelight’s trailer in his next statement. He added:
“We will be leaving for Dubai to promote the music this month and release the trailer on May 24.”
Some reporters asked Pritam about how he tried to shape up his music. Pritam said:
“I tried to capture the 1960s’ era in the musical arrangement as the film is set in that time. I did the instrumentation of the song accordingly. Since I’ve been working with Kabir for quite some time, I understand his musical sensibility better.”
As the film is based in the 1960s, the radio medium was used to release the song. Amitabh Bhattacharya stated this in his statement. He said:
“Radio was a very common and an important medium during that era, and how can I write ‘DJ wale babu‘ for a 1960s’ song?”
Also, Kabir Khan gave an assurance that the film will release in China. He also confirmed that Tubelight’s story is inspired from the movie ‘Little Boy.’ He added:
“Yes, it is the official adaptation of ‘Little Boy‘. Though the story of the boy was in a religious context, we love the seed of the idea, and that is why we bought the rights to the story from the makers and used it in our film that has war and history.”
Tubelight is slated to release on Eid this year. It features Salman Khan, Zhu Zhu and Sohail Khan in lead roles.