We have learned that Katrina Kaif is now starring opposite Salman Khan in the upcoming film Bharat. Directed by ALi Abbas Zafar, Katrina’s character, according to the director, is Bharat’s lifeline. The highly anticipated film currently in production is set to release EID 2019 and also stars Tabu, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover.
Zafar is very happy about his leading pair, “I am extremely excited to work with Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan once again for Bharat. We have had exciting collaborations in the past and it is very interesting to work with the duo once again. It is very delightful to work with the immensely talented actress yet again.”
Salman welcomed the actress on Twitter writing, “Ek sundar aur shusheel ladki jiska Naam hai Katrina Kaif …. Swagat hai aapka #Bharat ki zindagi mein … (One beautiful and demure girl named Katrina Kaif, welcome to the world of Bharat).”
From what we have heard so far Bharat will be the biggest film of 2019 and have a lot in store for audiences. The film is an official adaptation of the hit Korean film, Ode To My Father. It spans a time period from 1947 to the 2000s. Zafar said in a recent interview, “Since the story spans over a period of 70 years, there will be many historical references. It is essentially about a man who lives through several significant moments from India’s past to present.”
Adding, “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.”
Producer Atul Agnihotri said the original Korean film was ‘just the starting point for us but since it was an inspiration, we wanted in all fairness to officially own it and acquired the remake rights before going ahead with Bharat.’ Adding, “It is the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat.”
Plans are that the film will be shot in Abu Dhabi and Spain, as well as in Punjab and Delhi.
Here is a first very sneek peak at Salman’s character
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