Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was last seen in the film ‘Tubelight’ and he is gearing up for his next thriller ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which is the sequel to the blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Katrina Kaif starred as the female lead in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and the sequel retains her as the leading lady. Apart from this, Salman Khan has joined hands with his brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri for their next venture titled ‘Bharat’. Agnihotri will produce the film and it will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is also directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
The film ‘Bharat’ is the official adaptation of ‘Ode To My Father’, a Korean movie that talks about a person’s 60 year journey for protecting his family as a child and it’s set at the backdrop of Korean war. The Hindi version will trace a person’s journey from 1947 to 2000 according to the Indian sensibilities. During Berlin Film Festival, Atul Agnihotri zeroed in on this film and planned to make a Hindi flick like this. He decided to buy the rights for the same.
Agnihotri spoke about Ali Abbas Zafar, who is directing this film, by stating “I feel I contribute better as a producer. Ali is a friend, I love his work and eventually it’s all about connecting with the source. If you speak to him, you will realise that Ali is far more passionate about the material.”
The producer further added “I’m very conscious about Salman’s fan base and what they want. And once again, I’m convinced that being a family film it’s worthy of coming during the festive time. And anyway, an Eid release is always every producer’s preferred choice,”
The film ‘Bharat’ will be shot on elaborate sets and a large portion of the flick will be filmed in Punjab and Delhi as well as in Spain and Abu Dhabi. Many of Salman’s films have released during the festive occasion of Eid and this will be the next one in the list. Salman Khan has reportedly blocked Eid 2019 for the release of the film ‘Bharat’.