Aamir Khan took to his Twitter account to wish Sunny Leone on her birthday. Aamir tweeted, "Dear @SunnyLeone, wishing you a very happy birthday. Hope you had a great day. Wishing you a great year ahead, and many happy returns of this very special day. Meanwhile, director Ali Abbas Zafar said that Bharat is Salman Khan ode to his real-life father, Salim Khan. Ali Abbas Zafar said in a statement, “I feel that there couldn’t be a better choice to play Bharat than Salman because the film is about a father-son relationship and anyone who is aware of Salman and Salim uncle’s bond will know how close they are to each other and how much respect is there between them”.