Katrina Kaif CONFIRMED for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan, who have made the Tiger franchise a hit, are all set to return to the big screen. Bharat which was initially supposed to feature Priyanka Chopra in the lead will now feature new leading lady, Katrina Kaif.

By now, readers would be aware that Priyanka Chopra had walked out of Bharat last week. A tweet by director Ali Abbas Zafar fueled up rumours that the actress might be engaged to her American singer Nick Jonas and that she is prepping for her wedding. While the actress has remained silent on these, Ali had taken to social media to speak about her ‘Nick of the time’ exit from the film.

Followed by the same, fans of Salman Khan were quite intrigued that the actress left the film at the last moment. So the announcement for a new leading lady was eagerly awaited. There were speculative reports about Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone being the prime contenders for the film. Not surprisingly, it seems that Katrina has been finalized eventually post Priyanka’s exit.

It is a known fact that Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif are great friends. Speaking of having his bestie on board, Ali recently expressed in media reports about working with Salman and Katrina again after Tiger Zinda Hai. Katrina Kaif will now take on the role of Salman Khan’s wife and is also expected to sport different looks since the film spans across years.

Coming to Bharat, the film is a remake of the Korean drama Ode To My Father. The film will be shot in Malta, Abu Dhabi, Punjab and Delhi. It also stars Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff in integral roles.

The film went on floor earlier this month and is expected to release during Eid next year. Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri in association with Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.

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