Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar on Saturday said the last schedule of his upcoming directorial venture "Bharat", featuring Salman Khan, will be filmed after the New Year. The film, also starring Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani, is an official remake of 2014 South Korean film, "Ode to My Father". Zafar took to Twitter to announce that they have completed the Delhi and Punjab schedule.
"Finished with Delhi and Punjab schedules of @Bharat_TheFilm , last schedule will start in new year ...bhai ke birthday wale month mein kaun kaam karta hai... par hum edit mein lage hue hain (who works in the the birthday month of bhai but I we are busy with editing)," he wrote.
The director was referring to Salman's brithday on December 27. The superstar will turn 53 this year. Salman has earlier worked with Zafar in 2016's blockbuster "Sultan" and "Tiger Zinda Hai". 'Bharat' has an ensemble star cast with the likes of Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu and popular television actor Aasif Sheikh playing pivotal roles. The shoot of the film began in July this year with the cast and crew travelling to Malta, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai and Punjab's Ludhiana.
The film will be set in the backdrop of India in 1947 and will take us through the events during the country’s partition. Not just that, the film will showcase significant events over a period of 70 years since partition.
It is scheduled for an Eid 2019 release.
(With PTI inputs)