Salman Khan is gearing up for his next big release Bharat, an adaptation of the Korean drama An Ode To My Father. However, director Ali Abbas Zafar is ensuring the film doesn’t turn out to be a scene-by-scene remake. Given the fact that this period drama is set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak Partition, the makers have already reduced quite a few similarities between the films. Additionally, we reported how Zafar has enhanced the leading lady Katrina Kaif’s character as well.
Now, the entire crew plans to make some more fresh changes in the plot. A source says, “When Ali started drafting the script, he didn’t want it to be a scene-to-scene adaptation. After discussing with Salman, he decided to increase the emotional quotient in the drama. He also made Katrina’s [Kaif] character meatier as compared to her counterpart in the original.”
The co-producer Nikhil Namit also spoke about the film and stated, “Contrary to speculation, Katrina did not ask for her role to be increased. We had fleshed out the role right from the beginning, even before Priyanka Chopra left the movie. Salman has also given his creative inputs to the script. The Korean team has read the revised version and felt that we have adapted it well.”
Also starring Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Nora Fatehi, Disha Patani, Aasif Shaikh and Shashank Arora, the film is set to release on EID 2019.
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