After much speculation around the female lead of Salman Khan’s Bharat period drama, it is Priyanka Chopra who has been zeroed in for the role. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has finally revealed that his next directorial will mark Priyanka’s return to the Indian film industry after a hiatus of two years.
Priyanka was last seen in Prakash Jha’s directorial Jai Gangaajal where she essayed the role of an IPS officer.
Putting rumours mill to rest, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood.
Bharat is rooted in India and its culture, spans over seven decades and travels the world. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal.”
Divulging more about the Quantico actor’s role in Bharat, he added, “Bharat is a mature, subtle love story and her character is the soul of the film. She stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman in his journey and is the catalyst who triggers what will be a turning point in the plot.”
Priyanka Chopra play crucial role in Salman Khans Bharat