Jackie Shroff to essay the role of Salman Khan’s father in ‘Bharat’

Updated:5 months, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): The star-studded cast of Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial venture ‘Bharat’ just got bigger. Jackie Shroff joined the team to play Salman Khan’s father in the much-awaited flick. Zafar confirmed the news by saying, “We met Jaggu da in London and discussed his dates and looks. I have wanted to work with him for a long time as I feel he is the perfect amalgamation of a star and actor. I was very glad as Jackie sir instantly agreed with the story to do the film in just 20 minutes of narration.” The film boasts of an ensemble cast with names like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu and now Jackie Shroff. A substantial part of ‘Bharat’ depicts the bond shared between a father and son. It was made evident in the teaser, which was released on Independence Day. The under one-minute clip spread like wild fire raising anticipation for the film. The crew has wrapped up two schedules up till now, shot in both Mumbai and Malta. The stars, recently, shot for a grand circus sequence in the first schedule with a song choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant featuring Salman Khan and Disha Patani. The film showcases Disha Patani as a trapeze artist and involves action sequences and stunts with fire for which the actress geared up months before the film went on floors. ‘Bharat’s release brings back Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar together for an Eid release after the 2016 blockbuster hit, ‘Sultan’. They will be marking a hat-trick with ‘Bharat’ after their last outing, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. The film is set to have a character-driven story spanning across many periods. Produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, the flick will hit the theaters on Eid 2019.

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