Salman Khan is known to give his inputs to the scripts of his films. Not only that, he also keeps a keen eye on the pre and post production to make sure the final product satisfies him as well as the audiences. This didn’t work the last time in Race 3. However, he seems to be unfazed and has been looking very meticulously to almost everything in his next film Bharat, a period drama set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak partition.
Now, as we have reported many times, the film traces a son’s tireless journey to search for his father who has disappeared during the Partition. Bhai’s age will range from 19 to 60, and the actor will go through multiple prosthetic. Keeping this in mind, the actor was worried about the film’s length.
A source said, “While a film’s length in the earlier days used to be close to three hours and a shorter film was always not considered ‘paisa vasool’ for the audiences. With the advent of the multiplexes and new generations, films now need to be compact. Salman is said to be playing multiple characters in the film. Unlike other films being made today, Bharat is a story told over many years. There will be flashbacks and references to the pre-Independence era in the film, which cannot be told in a jiffy because it will take away from the storytelling. And then you need the songs and dances for the typical Salman audiences, who want their star not just to fight, but also show his swag. Hence the length will be longer.”
The final duration of this drama might be over 165 minutes. The film is slated for an EID release!
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