Superstar Salman Khan
has yet again booked Eid for the release of his forthcoming film Bharat
. The film will star Salman in the title role. Bharat
is an adaptation of 2014 South Korean film Ode To My Father
, reports news agency PTI. The film will be made by Ali Abbas Zafar, who has also directed Salman in Tiger Zinda Hai
, which releases this year on Christmas. Bharat
is will be produced by Atul Agnihotri (Salman's brother-in-law), who attended the screening of Ode To My Father
at the Berlin Film Festival. Bharat
will be shot in Abu Dhabi, Spain and India and will go on floors next year in April.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also tweeted details about the film.
Of the film, Atul Agnihotri told PTI, "It's the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat.That film is just the starting point for ours but since it was an inspiration, we wanted in all fairness to officially own it and acquired the remake rights before going ahead with Bharat
Salman's last Eid release was Tubelight
. Since 2011, the 51-year-old superstar has booked Eid for his releases, starting with Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan
"It's a character that I thought would resonate with him. It's a huge responsibility making a film with Salman as there are big expectations that come with the job. I'm very conscious about Salman's fan base and what they want. And once again, I'm convinced that being a family film it's worthy of coming during the festive time. And anyway, an Eid release is always every producer's preferred choice," Atul Agnihotri told PTI, adding that Bharat
's casting will be decided over the next three months.
(With PTI inputs)