- Dabangg 3 was scheduled to release on Republic Day next year
- Bharat and Dabangg 3 will be shot simultaneously from September
- The new release date of Bharat has not been announced yet
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that Bharat, which is a Hindi adaptation of South Korean film Ode To My Father, will have "an edge" because of the actor-director combo. Ali Abbas Zafar directs Salman in Bharat. "Salman and Ali have a strong track record, so it has an edge over any other Salman film," mid-day quoted Taran Adarsh as saying.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra said the decision has been taken to "restore" Salman Khan as a "bankable actor". "Salman needs to be part of a powerful story, similar to what he did with Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016). He has to restore his image as a bankable actor," Amod Mehra said.
In Bharat, Salman Khan will be seen sporting five different looks. The film will be shot across different locations in Abu Dhabi, Punjab and Delhi. Priyanka Chopra, whose last Bollywood film was 2016's Jai Gangaajal, will also be part of Bharat. Dabangg 3 is said to be a prequel of sorts and track the evolution of the character of Chulbul Pandey - the feisty cop, who headlines the Dabangg movies.
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