Journalist Asks ‘Tubelight’ Child Actor, Matin Rey, A Weird Question, Twitter Calls It ‘Racist’

Updated on 4 Sep, 2018 at 6:17 pm


Salman Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Tubelight’ is all set for release this Friday, and the film is already being promoted in various cities by the entire team. At a recent event, Salman Khan was present with his child co-actor, Matin Rey Tangu, and the film’s director, Kabir Khan, to address the media when an unaware journalist asked the child actor a question which left almost everyone confused.

Salman Khan with Matin Rey


While journalists began with the question and answers round with the team, a journalist asked Matin if this was his first time in India. There began the ultimate confusion. Being unaware of the fact that Matin is a resident of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, the journalist again pitched the same question to him.

Visibly confused, Matin then turned towards Salman Khan, who took it upon himself to explain to Matin that the reporter was asking him if he has come to India for the first time. Matin finally replied,

Hum India par hi mein rehta hai toh India par aega hi kaise? (I live in India, how will I visit India?)


As the news broke on Twitter, Twitteratis started reacting over’s Matin’s reply. Many of them believed that it is the fault on the part of the makers of the film that they cast a northeastern kid and portrayed him as a Chinese.



Tubelight is the story of a man who wants his brother to return from the 1962 Sino-Indian war. It also stars Chinese star Zhu Zhu, who is making her Bollywood debut.