After much speculations about the lead actress for Salman Khan starrer Bharat, director Ali Abbas Zafar has finally finalized the lead heroine. And no, it is not Katrina Kaif. Well, it is none other than our Desi girl Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka will be seen doing a full-fledged role after 2 years in Bollywood. She was last seen in Prakash Jha’s Gangaajal.
Ali Abbas Zafar said:
“Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood. Bharat is rooted in India and its culture, spans over seven decades and travels the world. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal.”
Divulging more about the Quantico actor’s role in Bharat, he added,
“Bharat is a mature, subtle love story and her character is the soul of the film. She stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman in his journey and is the catalyst who triggers what will be a turning point in the plot.”
Yesterday the director even tweeted a picture saying that the movie’s shoot has begun.
Have a look:
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) April 16, 2018
Congratulations Priyanka! Welcome back to Bollywood.
Produced by Atul Agnihotri and T-Series, Bharat is all set to release next year Eid.