Salman Khan's upcoming film "Tubelight" has become Bollywood's first film ever to have its personal character emoji. A new emoji of Salman Khan as Laxman has been added on the microblogging site Twitter.

The teaser of Tubelight released on May 4 and it was an instant hit on the social media. Salman's character is portrayed as goofy and emotional similar to Bajrangi Bhaijaan's Pawan aka Bajrangi. 

 

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Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan has a cameo in the film. Of Shah Rukh's role, Kabir told an entertainment website,  "It was a role screaming for a superstar cameo otherwise I wouldn't have. I find it gimmicky. But when you will watch the film, you will realise the role needed a superstar." 
    
Director Kabir Khan took to Twitter to share the news with fans and followers.


    
"Happy to announce that Tubelight becomes the first Bollywood film with its own character emoji #TubelightKiEid! @BeingSalmanKhan @TwitterIndia," wrote Kabir. 


    
Salman retweeted the filmmaker and wrote back, "@kabirkhankk Twitter ko full light kar dega ab yeh (This will light up Twitter now) #TubelightKiEid emoji! @TubelightKiEid @amarbutala @TwitterIndia."

The emoji appears when the users tweet with #TubelightKiEid, which is a mini caricature of Salman standing at attention and saluting with his brown shoes hanging around his neck.

 

 

Well, the new emoji is not the only gift to the Salman Khan fans from the filmmakers. It’s first song “Sajan Radio” will also be released today. Since Salman is busy shooting for his next, Tiger Zinda Hai in Dubai, the song launch will take place there only.

The film, which is based on the backdrop of Indo-Sino War, also stars Sohail Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. 
    
"Tubelight" is set for Eid release this year. After Tubelight, Salman Khan will be seen in Tiger Zinda Hai with Katrina Kaif. The Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film is a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger.

 


(With inputs from PTI)