Mumbai: After a successful jaunt with Tiger Zinda Hai, director-actor duo Ali Abbas Zafar and Salman Khan are all set to collaborate again with ‘Bharat’. The film, which is an adaptation of the 2014 Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’, is all set to go on floors on Sunday. The shooting for the film has begun and Priyanka will be joining the team soon in August.
The movie also stars actress Tabu, comedian-actor Sunil Grover and Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain fame Aasif Sheikh in important roles. There has been no announcement regarding the characters that these popular celebs will be playing but rumour is that Disha will most probably play Salman’s sister.
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An excited Ali took to Twitter to announce the same with a photo of himself and Salman. “So here we are together again…. @Bharat_TheFilm begins its shoot today. May God bless us @BeingSalmanKhan @priyankachopra @DishPatani @WhoSunilGrover @atulreellife @TSeries,” Abbas Zafar tweeted.
The film will be set in the backdrop of India in 1947 and will take us through the events during the country’s partition. Not just that, the film will showcase significant events over a period of 70 years since partition.
Reportedly, Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat will showcase him as a daredevil stunt motorcyclist, who will be working at a circus along with Disha Patani, who will be essaying the role of a trapeze artist. Also, both Salman and Priyanka Chopra will be sporting several looks, and will be seen in five to six different avatars.
The title of the film is self-explanatory. We can expect Salman to showcase his patriotic side by essaying a character that has witnessed partition. Bharat will be an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father.
Most of Salman Khan’s films in the recent past have hit the theatres on the occasion of Eid. Bharat is no exception. It will release on the festival in 2019.