Salman Khan’s films are always in highlights but the compress that Bharat has been getting since last Friday is for a completely different reason – Priyanka Chopra leaving the film supposedly to get married to Nick Jonas and the search for her substitute after the film began its shoot. Well, Bharat’s new leading lady is Katrina Kaif, confirmed film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar.
Katrina will star contradictory to Salman in Bharat and will begin shooting for the film in September. Salman and Katrina have worked together in many films earlier including the highly successful Tiger Zinda Hai and Ek Tha Tiger as well as in films like Partner, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and many more. Ali Abbas had directed the pair in Tiger Zinda Hai. Salman and Katrina are one of the most beloved Bollywood JODIs and their fans mesmerized by the Bharat announcement. The pair also performed on Dabangg tour in recent times.
Priyanka Chopra left Salman Khan’s Bharat last week.
On Friday morning, Ali had confirmed that Priyanka had left Bharat with a rather interesting tweet. He wrote that Priyanka Chopra is no more part of Bharat and the reason is very very special and they all are very happy for her. Team Bharat wishes Priyanka Chopra with loads of love and happiness for life. Later in the day, People magazine confirmed that Priyanka and her boyfriend Nick Jonas are indeed busy.
The film will feature Salman Khan fair five different looks and will extend over 60 years. Salman Khan’s Karan-Arjun look will be recreated for the film. Bharat will be shot in Malta and Abu Dhabi, besides Punjab and Delhi in India. Bharat will be produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and will release on Eid 2019.