Priyanka Chopra to star opposite Salman Khan in ‘Bharat’

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

After months of speculations, it has been confirmed that Priyanka Chopra has been cast opposite Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s ambitious next - Bharat. 

Priyanka reunites with the filmmaker after Gunday and with Salman after Salaam-e-Ishq. There were constant speculations about who is going to play the leading lady in the film considering Salman and Ali have given two major hits - Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.

After months of speculations, it has been confirmed that Priyanka Chopra has been cast opposite Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s ambitious next - Bharat. 

Priyanka reunites with the filmmaker after Gunday and with Salman after Salaam-e-Ishq. There were constant speculations about who is going to play the leading lady in the film considering Salman and Ali have given two major hits - Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Confirming the news, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal.”

Sources reveal that the film is a journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat. It is a remake of the 2014 South Korean film Ode To My Father. “The makers needed a leading female lady who could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman.”

Said Priyanka, “I’m looking forward to working with Salman and Ali after a considerable time. I’ve learnt a lot from them during our previous collaborations and I am excited to see what this one has to offer. I’m also looking forward to working with Atul, Alvira and the entire team. To all my well-wishers who have been patient and supportive, thank you for your constant support and I’ll see you at the movies.” 

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