After Priyanka Chopra’s unprofessional exit from Salman Khan’s forthcoming film ‘Bharat’, Katrina Kaif has joined the cast of the film as its leading lady.
Katrina was last seen opposite Salman in 2017 blockbuster ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. ‘Bharat’ is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. This is the second Eid release of Zafar and Salman after 2016 film ‘Sultan’.
Salman Khan took to Twitter to welcome Katrina on board with a post that read, “Ek sundar aur shusheel ladki jiska Naam hai Katrina Kaif …. Swagat hai aapka #Bharat ki zindagi mein …”
Director Zafar also twitted welcoming Katrina in the film, “@katrinakaif plays Bharat’s life line in @bharat_thefilm #looking forward to this 3rd collaboration #buddy after #MBKD & #TZH”
Katrina will play the love interest of Salman. She will be joining the shoot in the upcoming schedule beginning in September. Bharat began production earlier this month and the first look of the film is already out.
The film also stars Tabu, Sunil Grover and Nora Fatehi in pivotal roles.
‘Bharat’ is a remake of the 2014 South Korean film ‘Ode to My Father’. It will reportedly feature Salman in five different looks over 60 years. He will also be recreating his look from Karan-Arjun. The film will be shot in Malta and Abu Dhabi, besides Punjab and Delhi in India.
Produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Productions and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, ‘Bharat’ releases on Eid 2019.