Actor Salman Khan, whose film Tubelight is set against the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian war, spoke about the futility of wars during the promotions of his forthcoming movie.
According to sources, The 51-year-old actor said that violence between nations could stop if those who order war are sent to the battle front. “I think those who order war should be sent to the war front, given guns and asked to fight first. It will stop in one day. Their hand and legs will start trembling. It will stop and they will go straight to the table and have discussions.”
“I wish the border firing ends soon. Jawans from both the sides should reach their families safely. In wars, many families are deprived of their sons and fathers,” he added.
His brother Sohail, who plays a soldier in the film, said: “If you ask anybody if a war is good or bad, no one will say a war is good. Whatever the conflicts, they should be solved across the table. It’s a negative emotion. Nobody supports it, but it happens and nobody knows why.”
In the film, Sohail Khan will portray the role of Bharat, who is part of the Indian Army’s Kumaon regiment. Shah Rukh Khan will be seen making a cameo appearance in the film.
Tubelight marks Salman Khan’s third collaboration with director Kabir Khan. They have previously worked together in films like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Tubelight is scheduled to release in theatres on June 23, two days ahead of Eid.