"She stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman in his journey and is the catalyst who triggers what will be a turning point in the plot". In what can be called the biggest casting coup in years, the makers of "Bharat" have signed Priyanka Chopra as the heroine of Salman.
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Priyanka, who is busy with her worldwide projects, has been absent from Bollywood movies for several years now. The director and producer met Priyanka in NY to brief her about the project and she instantly jumped on board.
"Bharat" has now gone on the floors. The film will be the fourth collaboration of Khan and Chopra, who last shared screen space in the 2008 film God Tussi Great Ho.
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The 35-year-old said: 'Bharat it is! The film's remake rights have been bought by Salman's brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri who is co-producing the film along with Bhushan Kumar. Ali told the leading tabloid: "Bharat is a mature, subtle love story and her character is the soul of the film". While the actress is looking forward to work with Salman and Abbas, she is equally excited to collaborate with Alvira Khan and Atul Agnihotri. "It is a handsome story and we are very excited to start the journey with the entire team".
"It is a attractive story and we are very excited to start the journey with the entire team."'Bharat' has started its prep in London, after which director Ali Abbas Zafar will move to Spain, Poland, Portugal, and Malta.
Salman's first look - the still from his "Karan Arjun" time - is rousing a lot of drone on the Internet.
Bharat spans over seven decades and the storyline travels across the world. Not that PC is a female Vivek Oberoi in Salman's life. The film's director, Ali Abbas Zafar also confirmed the news saying, "Bharat is Priyanka's homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood". She sure should be back home with a bang!