Jun 212017

Ahead of the release of his film ‘Tubelight’, actor Salman Khan is busy with promotions and has been participating in various media events. However, at a recent press conference, it wasn’t Khan but his youngest co-actor, 8-year-old Matin Rey Tangu, who stole the show and our hearts with his innocent comments.

‘Tubelight' Child Actor Gives A Fitting Response To A Reporter© Salman Khan Films

We are not trying to start any racial debate here, but time and again people from the North East are made to feel that they aren’t a part of India. Recently, Matin too found himself at the center of such discussions and taught the much-needed general knowledge lessons to even the adults. Matin who hails from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, was asked by a reporter whether he has come to India for the first time. Matin who looked clearly confused by this question asked the reporter to ask the question again. After Salman explained the question to him, he understood what the question really meant and answered the same in an innocent yet the most badass manner.    

Matin said, “Hum India par hi rehte hai to India par aege hi kaise?” (I live in India, so how will I come to India?”) This one line has won our hearts and now all we can wish for is a society where one does not get racially discriminated. The audience was smitten by his answer and start applauding him. Set in the 1962 Sino-Indian war, Kabir Khan’s directorial venture is releasing on June 23rd. It also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and Sohail Khan.

Jun 202017

salman_matiIn a promotional masterstroke, the makers of superstar Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight introduced the audience to the little boy from the movie, Matin Rey Tangu, four days before the film’s release. The kid, who hails from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, and was only seen in film’s trailers shared the stage with the actor at a press meet on Monday evening. Salman Khan has been full of praises for eight-year-old Matin and we could see why at the event.

The event, which was filled with moments of wonder thanks to Salman’s little co-star, took an embarrassing turn when a reporter asked Matin if this is the first time he is visiting India, assuming he is Chinese. The journalist was corrected by another scribe sitting beside her, who told her Matin is from Arunachal Pradesh. Realising the goof-up, she changed her question to, “If this is the first time you have come to Mumbai?” Even as Matin asked her to repeat her question for it wasn’t audible to him, Salman, who had heard the first question, interrupted, turned towards Matin and asked him, “She is asking, if you have come to India for the first time?” The journalist repeated and said, “Is it first time in Mumbai?” Salman, however, stuck to his question and asked Matin again, “She is asking, if you have come to India for the first time?”

The boy, who had already by then left the mediapersons in awe with his sharpness, replied, “Hum India per hi baithta hai, toh India mei toh aayega na (I live in India only, so obviously I will come here),” as the crowd emerged in cheers and applause.

Tubelight is set against the backdrop of 1962 Sino-Indian war and Salman’s Chinese co-star in the film is actor Zhu Zhu, who is making her Bollywood debut. She hasn’t been to India yet for the promotions and director Kabir Khan has said that her India visit will only happen after the film’s release. Tubelight hits theatres this Friday.