‘Bharat’: Ali Abbas Zafar says the film is Salman Khan’s ode to his father Salim Khan

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Ever since the trailer of Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ has been released, it has become one of the most awaited films of bollywood this year. The filmmaker, who feels, no one else apart from Salman could have played the character of bharat in the film, recently opened up about the actor and his bond with his real-life father. There is a personal connection to the storyline as Bharat’s story aligns with salman khan and his father Salim Khan’s relationship. The bond that Salman and salim khan share is a true representation of an ideal father-son relationship. In the storyline of ‘Bharat’ he fights all odds just like the way he does in his personal life, when it comes to his family.

Expressing how Salman Khan was the right choice, director Ali abbas zafar shared, “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.”

Sharing the dynamics of the bond between the two, people close to the star say that Salman puts his father, Salim Khan’s word before all other relationships in his life. So much so, that the beloved son never argues with or goes against the wishes of his father.

At the age of 53, Salman is considered to be the most obedient son and those close to him often identify him as a person who considers the word of his father as absolute cardinal.

Elaborating more, the director further added, “Also the fact is that when you do a film like ‘Bharat’, you need a superstar that is identifiable by each and every person in this country and somewhere or the other both these things create a magical bond. Salman’s power and stardom and the relationship he shares with his father gets translated very well in his performance in the film, making him a better choice.”

‘Bharat’ directed by Ali Abbas Zafar will trace the journey of a man spanning six decades, hence, Salman Khan will be seen sporting six varied looks through the years of his life. Earlier, the makers treated the audience with the trailer that gave glimpses into the facades of the film.

The film also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha patani Jackie Shroff, Sunil grover and others in pivotal roles. The film is slated to hit the theatres on June 5, 2019 on the auspicious occasion of Eid.