After a long wait and excitement, Salman Khan’s Bharat teaser was launched on Friday. The one-minute video had Salman Khan in his many avatars, but the leading ladies including Katrina Kaif was missing. Salman Khan is seen introducing his character Bharat in the teaser, which has already crossed 1 million views on YouTube. Though, Katrina is playing an important role in the film, she is not shown in the teaser. Explaining the reason behind it, a source told an entertainment website why the makers chose to keep Katrina’s role under wraps.
The source said, “Katrina plays a pivotal role in the movie. And the film's release is almost 6 months away. Hence the makers decided to keep her look and role guarded. It was a team decision to only establish Salman Khan's character in the teaser. Katrina's look and character details would be revealed only in the trailer, which will come out nearer to the film's release date."
“Katrina Kaif plays an absolute desi. She has an Indian look. In fact, she also did an extensive workshop with director Ali Abbas Zafar as a part of her prep. And introducing her role in the teaser might have given out the story slightly. Hence it was a deliberate move to keep her character away from the teaser,” the source added.
Bharat is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat has Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Tabu in lead roles. It is an official Hindi remake of Korean film An Ode To My Father. It traces the journey of India through the eyes of an ordinary man. The film is slated to release on Eid 2019.