MUMBAI: Salman Khan’s Tubelight heroine is not Deepika Padukone. She is not Katrina Kaif either.
In fact, Salman is starring opposite an actress in Kabir Khan’s next who is not even Indian. Tubelight leading lady is going to be Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
Salman will be working with Zhu Zhu in Ladakh where Tubelight’s shooting has already started. Salman left for Ladakh a few days back, where Kabir Khan is already started shooting with a crew of 200. Zhu Zhu joined the team recently.
The 32-year-old actress posted several pictures of her work trip to India on her Instagram account. “Having my first Hindi lesson,” she captioned a photo of herself taking Hindi classes in Mumbai.
Zhu Zhu also shared on location photographs of Ladakh, in which she is seen enjoying the beauty of the region. The actress started her career as a VJ and tasted fame with winning a local singing contest in Beijing.
A photo of Salman Khan and Zhu Zhu is doing the rounds of internet. For those who came in late, Zhu Zhu has already starred in movies such as What Women Want, Shanghai Calling, The Man with the Iron Fists and Last Flight. She was also seen in Netflix’s Marco Polo.
Zhu Zhu appeared excited about working with Salman. Tweeting about the same, she wrote, “On top of the palace with Mr #Salmankhan @ Leh Ladakh”. She also tweeted other images from Ladakh.
Tubelight is set with Indo-China 1962 war as the backdrop. It is a love story between an Indian man (Salman) and a Chinese woman (Zhu Zhu). Salman will be seen as a man with special needs in the film. This is the first time that Salman is playing such a role.
This is the third film where Kabir and Salman are collaborating. They have earlier delivered hits such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger. Bajrangi Bhaijaan went on to make over Rs 300 crore at the box office and is one of Salman’s most successful films.