Salman Khan starrer Tubelight, is Kabir Khan’s next release set in the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. Following that the film-maker will start developing his ten-episode web series set against World War II whose screenplay has already been put in place.
Reported to be made in a budget exceeding that of his earlier blockbuster feature films, the director intends to shoot the web series across the globe with actors and technicians hailing from the world over.
Kabir Khan’s interest in war as a subject is not hidden. The director of commercial hits like New York, Ek Tha Tiger, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan began as a documentary filmmaker with The Forgotten Army based on Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. In fact, he also made two documentaries after breaking ice in the Hindi Film Industry.
Mainstream Directors entering the digital spaces could have two reasons. One is the duration flexibility of the product they want to create. The other reason could interestingly be that, in a commercial film, its audiences and producers aren’t very friendly when it comes to experimentation. Therefore, even hugely successful directors concentrate on what people want to see rather than what they want to show.
The digital world has eroded all such complications. Maybe that prompted Kabir Khan to Direct as well as produce what he is keen to share with his viewers.