Ali Abbas Zafar collaborates with Salman Khan for the third time with Bharat. After giving back-to-back successful movies like Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai, the director-actor duo is back with another hard-hitting film. Their latest offering is the remake of 2014 Korean film Ode To My Father. Set to release on June 5, Bharat will showcase the Dabangg actor in five different looks from 18 to 72 years. While we will witness his journey soon the big screen, the director of Bharat has just revealed which was the most challenging part of the film. Taking to his Twitter handle, Ali stated that shooting for the partition sequences was way too difficult.
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Partition was the most challenging part of @bharat_thefilm shoot , to recreate the scale of this defining moment of history and to keep the emotions Zinda in the middle of that chaos ..is the soul of an extraordinary journey of an ordinary man #BHARAT
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“Partition was the most challenging part of @Bharat_TheFilm shoot, to recreate the scale of this defining moment of history and to keep the emotions Zinda in the middle of that chaos ..is the soul of an extraordinary journey of an ordinary man #BHARAT,” wrote the filmmaker.
While that is that, in an interview with PTI, the filmmaker opened up how Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer got its title. “I didn’t want to call it ‘Ode to My Father.’ I wasn’t looking only at the promise he makes to his father but a lot of other things. I told Salman I’ll make the film as not only his but the nation’s journey. But I needed to know what the character should be called,” he said.
Ali further added, “I thought Ram is an ideal hero from mythology. Could the character be called Arjun because he is doing it for his dharma, karma? Or should he be called Karna, a selfless hero? What do I call the film? I felt if he is synonymous with what the nation has been over the generations, he should be named after the country. One night at 3 AM, I was tossing on the bed, thinking hard, and then I had it: Bharat.”
So now you know how the makers decided to title the film as Bharat. Also starring Tabu, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi, Sonali Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff and Sunil Grover in lead roles. The movie clashes with India’s first world cup match on June 5, which is Eid.
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