Director Ali Abbas Zafar has managed to pull off a casting coup with his next, Bharat. The film is a remake of the South Korean movie, Ode to my Father. Salman Khan will star in and produce the film. Priyanka Chopra has signed on the dotted line- this will be her next Hindi film after two years.
Disha Patani who has delivered a 100 crore hit with Baaghi 2 has been roped in to star in the film. Earlier, Shraddha Kapoor’s name was being considered for the film, as it is a two-heroine project. However, sources confirm that it is Disha who has been signed for the film.
Ali Abbas Zafar had told DNA about the film’s plot, “Since the story spans over a period of 70 years, there will be many historical references.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. We are currently working on the film’s pre-production and details will be announced once we are in a position to talk about them.”
A source had informed DNA, “Salman will sport five different looks in Bharat, which begins with him witnessing one of the most dramatic chapters of our history — the Partition. It’s an Indian adaptation of the Korean movie, Ode to My Father and will be a commercial film with a mix of action, drama and music.”
The film is slated to release on Eid 2019 and will go on floors in July, after the release of Salman Khan’s Race 3.