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

With Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif already in the lead, it looks like the cast of Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture Bharat, keeps getting bigger. It is now confirmed that actor Jackie Shroff has joined the team, and will be seen essaying the role of Khan's father in the film. 


Zafar confirmed that the Parinda actor has stepped in to play Khan's father in the period film.
Interestingly, Bharat depicts the eternal bond shared by a father and son, which was quite evident in the teaser released on Independence day last month. The film traces a journey of 60 years, and boasts of a strong ensemble cast including Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu among others. 

Talking about Shroff joining the cast, director Zafar shares, "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 liked the story and agreed to do the film in just 20 minutes of narration."


After wrapping the first schedule in Mumbai earlier this year, the team recently concluded the second schedule in Malta. The film will further be shot across Abu Dhabi, Punjab and Delhi. The cast has been sharing pictures from the sets on their respective social media platforms, piquing the interests of the audience. The team shot for a grand circus sequence in the first schedule, along with a song choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant featuring Khan and Patani. The film showcases Patani as a trapeze artist. Some of the scenes required the actress to perform some cool action sequences and stunts with fire. For this, Patani geared up for months and rehearsed some of the acts before the film went on floors. 

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There were also some images of Khan performing daredevil stunts on a motorbike, amidst a ring of fire in the circus set up, which further added to the excitement around this film. Interestingly, the actor will be seen sporting five different looks in the film, spanning 60 years. A crucial part of the film will showcase Khan in his late 20s, looking lean and younger. It is also said that the actor will recreate his avatar from the 90s hit 'Karan Arjun'.

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Bharat marks Khan and Zafar's third collaboration together, after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.
The film is produced by Atul Agnihotri's Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, and is scheduled for an Eid 2019 release.

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