In a recent interview with Firstpost, Kabir opened up about why
he thinks he failed as a filmmaker in Ek Tha Tiger, his working
relationship with Salman Khan, Tubelight and much more...
I Failed As A Filmmaker In Ek
In the interview, Kabir is quoted as saying, "I think I failed
as a filmmaker in Ek Tha Tiger. For me, a good film is where I
strike a balance between quality on the face of it and reading
between the lines. Bajrangi Bhaijaan did that for me."
The Reason Why He Doesn't Repent
Doing Ek Tha Tiger
"I do not repent doing Ek Tha Tiger as my working relationship
with Salman actually began there."
His Equation With Salman
"He possesses boundless humility despite the superstardom. With
him, it was never it's my way or highway."
On Why He Didn't Want To Direct
Tiger Zinda Hai
"If I had done Tiger Zinda Hai with him (Salman), it would have
amounted to banking on a successful franchise. I am not ready to
conform to the Bollywoodisation of all my craft yet."
On Doing A Film With Hrithik
Kabir denied that he has signed Hrithik Roshan for a
A Sneak-Peek Into Salman Khan's
Role In His Upcoming Film Tubelight
The Firstpost interview further quoted Kabir hinting at Salman's
role in Tubelight. He said, "The war is just the backdrop. It is
not even the setting so it is not really a war film. The setting is
remotely away from the war site. We do not explore why the war
happened, how it happened. There is just one character who goes to
Shahrukh Khan's Cameo Is An
Integral Part Of The Story In Tubelight
The filmmaker added that Shahrukh Khan's cameo in Tubelight
isn't just a publicity gimmick. Talking about it, he said, "If you
see the film, you will realise that the role demanded a superstar
presence. It is crucial to the plot, changes the entire plot and
Shah Rukh fits the bill."
Meanwhile do you guys think that Ali Abbas Zafar who replaced
Kabir Khan to direct Tiger Zinda Hai would able to do justice to
the sequel? Do pour in your thoughts.