Bharat: Salman Khan’s on screen mother, Sonali Kulkarni reacts to criticism for playing the actor’s mom

Salman Khan’s on-screen mother in Bharat, Sonali Kulkarni, opens up about the criticism surrounding her for playing mother to someone who is elder to him in real life. Read on!
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Bharat starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff hit the screens on Eid i.e. June 5, 2019 and clearly, the film is setting the box office on fire, for having raked i​​n a total of Rs 161 cro​​re in seven days. Besides Salman and Katrina’s chemistry, Salman Khan’s on screen mother played by Sonali Kulkarni also won applause for her role but sadly, the Dil Chahta Hai actress was highly criticized for playing mother to someone who is older to him and that being Sonali Kulkarni, who is 44, played mother to the 53-year-old Salman. 

In a recent interview, Sonali Kulkarni opened up about playing mother to Salman in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat as she said that she stands by her choice proudly and has absolutely no regrets for choosing the role. “My roles are my choice. I have to stand by my choice proudly, which I do. I am touched with the audience’s and critics’ observation. But I also played Hrithik adoptive mom in Mission Kashmir back in 2000. People will definitely comment, and they are right. But it’s not like every time it comes out of criticism, it sometimes, comes out of concern also."

Not just this, Sonali further added that she even played Hrithik Roshan’s mother in Mission Kashmir back in 2000 and that is has no qualms in doing so. “At times, people say regional cinema has offered me more variety than Hindi commercial cinema, which I agree with. But I wouldn’t like to say, ‘How I wish Hindi cinema gave me this or that’. I am very grateful for the work that I am getting,” informed Sonali. Bharat is helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar and the film, which is based on the Korean drama Ode To My Father.



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Ok Salman is 54 and he will romance 26 years old Alia Bhatt while 40+ Sonaly is playing his mother. good going bollywood(((

Seriously, how the women above 35 have to play mom roles to pay bills or even to appear in top movies.

She is right, its her choice to shine as an actor.

The next "bhai" movie will have Suhana Khan playing his Mom AND defending her decision........ such is "Bhai's" ishtar power

At 80 he will be romancing 16 year olds

It’s her choice her and end of the day no one is paying her bills. You go girl.

I think that’s the best thing about a good actor. If u can convincingly play any age, then u are a good actor.

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