Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra’s Bharat went on floors yesterday in Mumbai. The makers have decided to shoot the circus sequences first, that’ll feature Salman and Disha Patani, who plays a trapeze artist. The film also stars Tabu, Sunil Grover and Rhea Chakraborty in crucial roles. But now, another actor has joined the film and he’s all set to play Salman’s father. This actor starred with Salman in films like Bandhan, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye and Veer. Guessed it? Yes, we are talking about the Bindaas Bidhu, Jackie Shroff.
After playing a father to Akshay Kumar in Brothers, he’s now playing Bhai’s father in Bharat! A source said, “The role of Salman’s father may not be a big one but it’s pivotal to the film and shapes Salman’s character and who he becomes later. It was Salman who wanted Jackie to play this powerful role. It starts in 1947 when the Partition takes place and thousands of families are separated and ends in 2000. The movie is the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat. Ode To My Father begins with the Hungnam Evacuation in 1950 when many families got separated in Korea and the father tells his son Yoon Deok-soo, ‘If I don’t come you are the head of the family that means whatever happens you put the family first. Now, that you are the head of the family, look after them well.’ Jackie plays Salman’s father and his words remain with the young boy (Salman) right till the end. They get separated during the Partition in Bharat but his father’s words and desire to reunite with him remains right till the end.”
Are you excited to see Jackie Shroff and Salman Khan’s reunion?
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