Days after Priyanka Chopra’s departure, Director Ali Abbas Zafar has found new heroine – Katrina Kaif – opposite Salman Khan for the film ‘Bharat’
Director Ali Abbas Zafar, who has previously worked with Kaif in his directorial debut ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, confirmed in a statement on Monday that he is immensely excited to collaborate with the actress, again.
“I am extremely excited to work with Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan once again for ‘Bharat‘. We have had exciting collaborations in the past and it is very interesting to work with the duo once again. It is very delightful to work with the immensely talented actress yet again,” the director said.
Katrina will be joining the shoot in the upcoming schedules beginning in September.
‘Bharat’ was supposed to have been Priyanka Chopra’s comeback to Hindi cinema after her stint in Hollywood. She walked out of the project last week, allegedly because of her reported engagement to American singer, Nick Jonas.
Scripted by Zafar and Varun V Sharma, Bharat is the official remake of the South Korean film Ode to My Father (2014), and will revolve around India’s history as seen through the life of one man. Bharat is scheduled to be released during the Eid weekend in 2019. The cast includes Disha Patani, Tabu, Sunil Grover and Kumud Mishra.