Salman Khan has always introduced new talent in the industry through his films and has worked with many new faces in the past. This time around, for his upcoming film Tubelight, Khan would be seen sharing the screen with Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
Zhu Zhu made a huge splash as a Mandarin pop star, and has worked with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Hanks and Russell Crowe.
When filmmaker Kabir Khan was asked about Zhu Zhu’s casting, he said, “We did an extensive casting call across various cities including Beijing, Los Angeles and Hongkong for the actress opposite Salman. Zhu Zhu was somebody I liked immediately, she has strong screen presence and is a fantastic actress. Salman and she will make an interesting onscreen couple.”
“Salman Khan Films is delighted that Zhu Zhu has joined the cast of our next production after Bajrangi Bhaijaan. She brings with her a large fan base both in China and the U.S., and we hope to reach out to them as well with a mainstream Bollywood film. Maybe Eid 2017 will be holiday in Beijing as well,” adds Amar Butala, CEO Salman Khan Films.
Zhu Zhu too is excited to work with Salman in Tubelight. “I received the script of Tubelight and I was deeply touched by the spirit of the film and I am sure this is going to be another amazing experience in my career and in my life. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Salman Khan. I have seen his films and I’m very much charmed by his talent. Kabir Khan is not only a brilliant filmmaker but also in his films he always talks about humanity and love and ordinary people’s lives which everyone in the world can relate to, I am honoured to be a part of Tubelight,” states Zhu Zhu.