Jackie Shroff to play Salman’s father in much awaited ‘Bharat’
MUMBAI: Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat manages to make headlines almost every day with some new interesting updates. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is a period drama based on the Korean film, Ode To My Father.
Bharat will be showcasing the beautiful bond shared by a father and son, which is why director Zafar has roped in Jackie Shroff to play Salman Khan’s dad in the film.
Confirming the same, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “We met Jaggu da (Jackie Shroff) in London and discussed his dates and looks. I have wanted to work with him for a long time as I feel he is the perfect amalgamation of a star and actor. I was very glad as Jackie sir instantly agreed with the story to do the film in just 20 mins of narration.”
Team Bharat had started their first schedule in Mumbai post which Salman and Disha shot a song for the film. After that, the team headed to Malta for the next schedule which they wrapped up recently. As per the reports, they will all soon head to Abu Dhabi for the next schedule.
Initially, Priyanka Chopra was to play the lead opposite Salman in the film. After her waking out, it was Katrina Kaif who was confirmed as the new female lead.