Salman Khan is playing the titular role in director Ali Abbas Zafar’s period drama Bharat. The film is a remake of Korean movie, An Ode To My Father and Ali recently revealed why he chose Salman to play the lead role in his ambitious project.
Talking about it, Ali Abbas Zafar shared, “I feel that there couldn’t be a better choice to play Bharat than Salman because the film is about a father-son relationship and anyone who is aware of Salman and Salim uncle’s bond will know how close they are to each other and how much respect is there between them.”
The director further added, “Also the fact is that when you do a film like Bharat, you need a superstar that is identifiable by each and every person in this country and somewhere or the other both these things create a magical bond. Salman’s power and stardom and the relationship he shares with his father gets translated very well in his performance in the film, making him a better choice.”
‘Bharat’ traces the journey of Bharat, the protagonist and the country, spanning six decades. Salman Khan will be seen in six different avatars in the movie and the superstar has earned rave reviews for his varied looks in the film.
Produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar, Bharat also stars Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Nora Fatehi, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover and Disha Patani. The film is slated to release on Eid, this year.
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