Salman Khan released the first song from his Eid blockbuster Tubelight, and his frenzied fans ensured it was an instant hit. Social media blew up within hours of the song’s launch in Dubai.
Titled Radio, the song is set in the fictional 1960s town of Jagatpura and features a naïve Salman dancing in the town square. The song reportedly is about how radio was the most important communication and news medium at the time.
Remo D’Souza, who choreographed the catchy number, revealed that this song has over 1,000 dancers, and the director Kabir Khan wanted an authentic setting for the movie as a whole and this song in particular. After failing to find a fitting town square, the film crew converted three acres of Film City into a fictional town – Jagatpura.
The lyrics of this song have been penned down by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Pritam has composed the music. We get a glimpse of the late Om Puri during the video as well.
The song was the first Indian one ever to be released in Dubai, and this came out because Salman is in the Middle East shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel to the 2012 hit Ek Tha Tiger. The venue was packed to the rafters with fans of the superstar and the release drew on a storm of camera flashes.
Tubelight is Salman Khan’s Eid release and is set during the Sino-India 1962 war. It also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, Sohail Khan and features a cameo from Shah Rukh Khan.