Bharat: Director Ali Abbas Zafar reveals Salman Khan's film spans over 70 years, revolves around Partition

FP Staff

Feb,08 2018 12:29:56 IST

Salman Khan's upcoming project under brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri's production, Bharat, which is an adaptation of the Korean movie Ode to My Father, will have major links based on the Partition between India and Pakistan.

Salman Khan. Image via Facebook

Salman Khan. Image via Facebook

Besides this plot point, DNA also reports that the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial will be a full-fledged entertainment film with a mix of action, drama and music. Salman will be seen in five different looks in the film.

The same report states that Zafar further confirmed the story will be spanning over 70 years, thus focusing on a number of historic events from the pre and post-Independence era.

Ali said to DNA, “Since the story spans over a period of 70 years, there will be many historical references. It is essentially about a man who lives through several significant moments from India’s past to present.”

The film will be shot in different parts of Abu Dhabi, Spain, Punjab and Delhi.  “The Partition sequences will be shot in Punjab, keeping in mind the minute details which have been researched over the last three months. Original steam engines will be used for this shoot along with art, costumes, and nuances, which will give the feel of that era," the director added, in his interview to DNA.

Ali had recently shared that Bharat had come to him from Salman himself. He shared that Salman suggested him to watch the film and they liked the socio-political scenario of the film. "That film came to me from Salman himself. He gave me the film and said he really likes it and asked me to watch it. I saw it and really liked it. (But) You can’t make the film exactly how it is in the original. The socio-political scenario affects your story and the character. But I liked the basic crux of the film. Salman said after Tiger Zinda Hai you do this.," Ali told PTI.

As soon as Salman wraps up shooting Race 3, team Bharat will commence the work. The film goes on floor in April and is slated to release in August on Eid.

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Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018 12:29 PM