A while back we had informed that Salman Khan who has worked with Ali Abbas Zafar in Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to collaborate with him for the third time. The said project is none other than in Bharat, which is the remake of the South Korean film, Ode to my Father. A while back, Ali was quoted saying that, “Bharat is a beautiful story seen through the eyes of Salman’s character. Since it spans seven decades, we decided to feature five extremely different looks. Each avatar will reflect the character’s transition; reflect on his life and times. We start shooting in June but prep kicks off on February 6. The makers also confirmed that Priyanka Chopra will be playing the movie’s female lead.
As per latest development, Disha Patani is all set to share screen space alongside Salman Khan in the movie Bharat. The stunning beauty will be seen essaying the role of a trapeze artist in the 1960s. The director of the movie, Ali Abbas Zafar plans to pay a special ode to legendary actor/director Raj Kapoor with the specific act in the movie. A source close to the unit gave insight into the sequence and was quoted as saying that, “Raj Kapoor is a legend and Mera Naam Joker is one of his most memorable films. Since his younger days, Ali has been a huge fan of him and with Bharat, he wishes to pay an ode to the veteran actor and his fondest memory of Raj Kapoor”.
Ali Abbas Zafar confirmed the news on social media of Disha Patani joining the team and was quoted saying that, “I’m happy to welcome Disha on board. She is a promising star. For Bharat, we needed someone who was very athletic and yet possessed a kind of vulnerable beauty and Disha perfectly fit the bill. The pairing of Salman and Disha in the set up of a 60s circus is going to be very unusual and exciting.”
Disha also gave an insight into her character in the movie and was quoted saying that “I am very excited to be a part of Bharat. It is like a dream come true to get an opportunity to work with Salman sir. I cannot wait to begin my journey with the entire Bharat team, Atul sir, and Ali Abbas sir, whose work I have been a big fan of.”
The actress also took to social and wrote, “Looking forward to stepping into the shoes of a #TrapezeArtiste. Thank you for this challenge @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @priyankachopra #Bharat it is!!”
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) May 17, 2018
The movie is all set to produce by Salman khans brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri and all set to release on Eid 2019.