Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Photo: Chinese actress opposite Salman Khan for ‘Tubelight’ revealed

Shifali Singh | August 10, 2016 2:24 pm Print
The actor, Zhu Zhu, had posted pictures of herself and Salman Khan together on Instagram when they were shooting in Ladakh for the Kabir Khan-directed movie

In case you didn’t know yet, Bollywood’s Bhaijaan, Salman Khan, has been shooting for Kabir Khan’s movie titled Tubelight. They have been shooting in the North-Eastern region of India recently.

Since the movie, with the theme of history-drama, is based on the 1962 Indo-China war, everybody was curious to know who would land the role of the actress opposite Salman Khan.

For a while, rumours had it that Deepika Padukone was going to be cast along side B-town’s Sultan, but those rumours now prove unsure since the word is out that the female cast for this movie is going to be a native Chinese actress. Although she and Deepika have something in common. They both share the same management who handle their assignments, the Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

#longines浪琴 🐎🐎🐎

A photo posted by Zhu Zhu (@zhuzhuclubheaven) on

It is now confirmed that the Chinese actress Zhu Zhu is going to be the lead actress in Tubelight. She was last seen in the movie Tale of Mystery. She is also, currently, working with a Netflix series Marco Polo and has also acted in What Women Want and Shanghai Calling. Zhou Zhu was born on 19 July, 1984, into an Army family. She has done her majors in electrical engineering, she later went on to pursue designing and stepped into fame with becoming a VJ.


A photo posted by Zhu Zhu (@zhuzhuclubheaven) on

How do we know that she is the one? Well, she had posted pictures of herself and of Salman Khan on Instagram, when they were shooting in Ladakh. However, for some reason, she removed the image of her and Salman. Perhaps, Kabir Khan wanted to keep her a secret.


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But that was not the only thing that led to us believing that she is going to be the lead for Tubelight. The actress has been spotted in Mumbai, where she arrived on August 3 to attend a few Hindi classes. She had also posted pictures of her first Hindi class, on social media.

Having my first Hindi lesson 🤓

A photo posted by Zhu Zhu (@zhuzhuclubheaven) on

It is pleasant to acknowledge that Kabir Khan is trying to make the movie as authentic as possible, by appointing a Chinese actress.

In the movie Salman Khan is going to be playing the role of a specially challenged man. Yet again, real-life sibling, Sohail Khan, will be seen in the movie as Salman Khan’s on-screen sibling.

The movie is expected to release on Eid in 2017.


Shifali Singh
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