He announced his arrival with a meaningful Kabul Express. He made a very strong statement with New York that went on to be a commercial success too. He then entered the Blockbuster commercial arena with Ek Tha Tiger. Now with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he is attempting to bring in a meaning into Blockbuster commercial arena while also trying to make a strong statement. While Kabir Khan has put together a Salman Khan film which aims to bring in all that his fans want, he is also attempting to bridge relationships between India and Pakistan while commenting on the current political scenario of the two countries.
“Honestly, political backdrop is something that you would always find in my films. Be it Kabul Express, New York, Ek Tha Tiger or now Bajrangi Bhaijaan, I always try and fit them into some real context. The whole attempt of mine is to try and tell a human story in mainstream cinema and peg it to some context,” says Kabir Khan.
Even though this is a true Salman Khan film in the offering, Kabir wanted to make sure that there is nothing frivolous about its core intent, and instead there is something that is conveyed to a larger audience with the help of the Superstar’s presence.
“As an audience, I struggle when I don’t see a political or social context to a film. There has to be some pegging for sure. This is where the Indo-Pak relationship forms the backdrop of Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” says Kabir, “Primarily, it is very entertaining and engaging relationship story.”
There are good words already coming in from Pakistan too and the film is set to release in the country.
“Yes, we are looking forward to the film’s release in Pakistan,” says Kabir, “We are talking about something which is very positive. There is no stereotype or cliché here. Salman is hugely popular in Pakistan and we want people there to enjoy the film.”
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