Jackie Shroff to play Salman Khan’s father in Bharat?

Jackie Shroff returns to the big screen with Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat. According to reports, Jackie will be playing the role of Salman’s father in the movie.

It has also been revealed that Priyanka Chopra will be playing the role of Dabbang Khan’s wife. She too will sport five different looks in the movie with the help of prosthetics like Salman, as the duo become older in the film. While the film is an official adaptation of the South Korean drama film, Ode to My Father (2014), Bharat has been adapted to Indian audiences with certain changes.

In conversation with a leading Indian publication, a source close to the development explains: “The role of Salman’s father may not be a big one but it’s pivotal to the film and shapes Salman’s character and who he becomes later. It was Salman who wanted Jackie to play this powerful role.

It starts in 1947 when the Partition takes place and thousands of families are separated and end in 2000. The movie is the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat.

Ode To My Father begins with the Hungnam Evacuation in 1950 when many families got separated in Korea and the father tells his son Yoon Deok-soo, ‘If I don’t come you are the head of the family that means whatever happens you put the family first.

Now, that you are the head of the family, look after them well.’ Jackie plays Salman’s father and his words remain with the young boy (Salman) right till the end. They get separated during the Partition in Bharat but his father’s words and desire to reunite with him remains right till the end.”

Priyanka Chopra will reportedly essay the role of Dabbang Khan’s wife. She too will sport five different looks in the movie with the help of prosthetics like Salman, as the duo become older in the film. While the film is an official adaptation of the South Korean drama film, Ode to My Father (2014), Bharat has been adapted to Indian audiences with certain changes.

Bharat will have Salman Khan playing a stunt motorcyclist, while Disha Patani will be seen as a trapeze artiste. Produced by Atul Agnihotri, Bharat will be filmed in Abu Dhabi, Spain, Malta, Punjab and Delhi.

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