Who is Salman Khan's Tubelight actress Zhu Zhu?
Did you know that Chinese pop star Zhu Zhu, Salman's heroine in Kabir Khan's Tubelight has done films with Tom Hanks and Russell Crowe?
There was much debate and speculation about which actor would be cast opposite Salman Khan as his heroine in Kabir Khan's Tubelight. Names like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif were being thrown around and it seemed like a race between these two big-ticket stars to bag the coveted role.
Well, now that it has been established that Chinese actor and singer Zhu Zhu will be playing Salman's heroine in Tubelight, everyone including fans and critics are probably wondering who this person is.
The film, like all Kabir Khan films, has a socio-political angle and is set in the backdrop of the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Tubelight is said to be a tale of two brothers played by real life siblings Salman Khan and Sohail Khan, where Salman plays a mentally deficient man who falls in love with a Chinese girl. Noting that the heroine's character is Chinese, it makes all kinds of sense that Kabir has opted for a Chinese actor
Zhu Zhu was a MTV China host
After graduating with majors in electronics and information engineering from Beijing Technology and Business University, Zhu, after winning a singing competition in Beijing was spotted by MTV's talent scouts, after which she joined the music channel and began hosting its music programmes.
Zhu Zhu is an accomplished singer
In 2007, Zhu signed with popular music label MBOX and released her first self-titled album which was released in 2009.
In 2012, Zhu acted with Russell Crowe and WWE superstar-turned-actor Dave Bautista in The Man with the Iron Fists
Zhu Zhu was also part of the 2012 science fiction epic film Cloud Atlas directed by Tom Tykwer (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix trilogy) starring Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.
Last but not the least, Zhu is the granddaughter of late Zhu Xuzhi, a decorated general of the the People's Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party in power.