After multiple rumors of who the leading lady would be in Bharat, Priyanka has been finalized by director Ali Abbas Zafar himself. This is huge because our desi girl will be returning to Bollywood after 2 years!
We loved Salman and Priyanka’s on-screen chemistry in Mujse Shaadi Karoge, Salaam-E-Ishq, and God Tussi Great Ho and this will be their fourth movie together. We can’t wait to see them in the same frame and looks like fans all around can’t either.
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— Bollywood Spy (@BollySpy) April 17, 2018
— WE LOVE U SK :)) (@notorious_HK_) April 16, 2018
— Stuty Vyas (@StutyV) April 18, 2018
— ###Race3 (@mystery0725) April 17, 2018
What a great news..
SALMAN & PRIYANKA JODI
I loved them in Mujhse Shadi Karogi, Salam e ishq & God tussi great ho
They are Back Again!!
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— Raju Bogati (@rajubogati_np) April 17, 2018
— RICHA (@RICHA_LAKHERA) April 17, 2018
— MURTUZA IQBAL (@MurtuzIqbal) April 17, 2018
Woah now this news is wat i was looking for since long, my favourites together again @BeingSalmanKhan @priyankachopra yayyy ??
Thankyou director sahab @aliabbaszafar ?#Bharat #SalmanKhan #PriyankaChopra https://t.co/lPBz3poJIX
— Siddhi Ajagaonkar (@Ime_n_mySalman) April 17, 2018
— BollywoodFarm (@bollywoodfarm) April 17, 2018
— I Support SALMAN ❤ (@DevilsShaina) April 16, 2018
This is the news we've all been waiting to hear, and it's finally been confirmed! #priyankachopra will star alongside #SalmanKhan in #Bharat, and we JUST CAN’T WAIT to watch the biggest stars of Hindi Cinema together on the big screen again! pic.twitter.com/5dRY7btndx
— BFILMS (DM) (@bfilmsdm) April 17, 2018
I’m looking forward to working with Salman and Ali after a considerable time. I’ve learnt a lot from them during our previous collaborations and I am excited to see what this one has to offer. I’m also looking forward to working with Atul, Alvira and the entire team. To all my well-wishers who have been patient and supportive, thank you for your constant support and I’ll see you at the movies.
Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood. Bharat is rooted in India and its culture, spans over seven decades and travels across the world. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal.
Bharat is a mature, subtle love story and her character is the soul of the film. She stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman in his journey and is the catalyst who triggers what will be a turning point in the plot.
While Salman started shooting for Bharat earlier this week, the rest of the film is said to go on floors by the end of July. The film is the remake of the South Korean film, Ode To My Father and is set to release on Eid 2019.
This casting coup of sorts is definitely making us mark our calendars until Eid of 2019!