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Salman Khan’s Bharat Finally Finds its Leading Lady!

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Written by Heenal Shah

This Bollywood actress has been impressing the international audiences with her acting chops and looks since quite some time. And now the Desi girl is all set to return to B-town. Yes, it’s been confirmed! Priyanka Chopra has been finalised as the female lead for the Salman Khan starrer Bharat.

Bharat is Priyanka’s first film back home after Jai Gangaajal in 2016. The actress was ecstatic on joining the cast of the film. A press statement was released that quoted the actress saying, “I’m looking forward to begin shooting this film and working with Salman and Ali again after a considerable time. I’ve learnt a lot from them in our previous collaborations and am excited to see what this one has to offer.” The actress also added that she is looking forward to work with Alvira and Atul. She also thanked her well-wishers for patiently and constantly supporting her.

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Bharat will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and co-produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar. It has become a ritual for all Salman Khan Starrers to release on Eid. Bharat will be no exception as the movie is slated to hit the screens on Eid next year.

Priyanka and Ali Abbas Zafar have worked together previously in Gunday. The director explained his decision of getting the actress on board:

“Priyanka is the biggest Indian artiste internationally and she is a perfect fit for the film. Priyanka brings in outstanding acting as well as incredible international appeal to make the scale of the film bigger and even more global. We have found the soul of Bharat in Priyanka Chopra. As the love story in Bharat is very mature and quite subtle, we needed an actor who could portray this in the best possible way. Her character is the soul of the film, and throughout, she stands shoulder to shoulder with Salman Khan in the journey.”

The director has described Priyanka’s character that acts as a catalyst during the film’s most important turning point and this is why they needed an actor who could portray this in the best possible way.

Salman Khan has already began shooting for Bharat. The director also shared a post on Instagram, almost revealing one of Salman Khan’s looks for the movie. Apparently, Salman will be seen sporting five different looks across a span of 60 years.

#Bharat#A journey of a man and Nation together @beingsalmankhan

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Currently Priyanka Chopra is in Dublin shooting for the third season of her very successful show, Quantico. Priyanka and Salman have co-starred in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Salaam-E- Ishq and God Tussi Great Ho. After almost a decade, it will be worth watching Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra together on screen.

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