Bharat, one of the most awaited films of next year, is already creating a lot buzz. Quite like most Salman Khan movies, this one too has had the fans' piquing interest ever since the makers announced it's on the charts.
Recently, we got to know that Priyanka Chopra, who was the first choice for Bharat, has opted out of the film due to personal reasons (she's getting married to Nick Jonas!). Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to break the news.
Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her ... Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life 😊😉😍
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 27, 2018
Now everyone is curious to know who'll be playing the leading lady opposite Bhai. Earlier, an entertainment portal reported that Kareena Kapoor Khan had been approached for the role, but she didn't have the dates. And now, rumours are rife that Salman's absolute favourite Katrina Kaif has been roped in to play the titular role.
Katrina will complete her other work commitments and begin shooting for Bharat in September.
An official Hindi adaptation of the Korean film Ode To My Father, Bharat will be shot across locations in Abu Dhabi and Spain, besides Punjab and Delhi in India. It is slated for an Eid release in 2019. Jackie Shroff is playing Salman Khan's father in the movie and Disha Patani has already started filming the opening scenes, which will have an elaborate circus setup.
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