His upcoming movie ‘Tubelight’ is set against the 1962 Indo-China war and has Salman Khan in the lead. Talking about politics in Bollywood movies, he told a leading newswire, ” When I used to watch Bollywood films, I would struggle with the fact that our cinema was set in La La Land, with no social or political context. So I decided that whenever I make a film, I’ll try to put some context about what’s happening .”
Thankfully, his movies have slowly started to being accepted by the Indian audience, and so he adds, ” Fortunately for me, all of the films have done well so that means the audience is also enjoying them. Earlier, there used to be a taboo and people would say, ‘Oh, don’t put politics in your films; the audience don’t watch it.’ But if you engage them through your characters, they are ready to follow any politics or the world you’ve created .”
“I’ve known Shah Rukh for a long time and the equation with him hasn’t changed at all. It’s still fun. I was actually very close friends with Gauri, his wife, so we’ve always been very warm and friendly. When I took the idea of this cameo in ‘Tubelight’ to him, he readily agreed. I didn’t have to convince him at all,” Khan said.