Salman Khan welcomes beautiful Katrina Kaif to Bharat

Jul 31, 2018, 08:38 IST | mid-day online desk

Katrina Kaif, who has given several hits with Salman Khan at the box office, will play his love interest in Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar

Salman Khan welcomes beautiful Katrina Kaif to Bharat
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan

Salman Khan on Monday welcomed Katrina Kaif to the cast of Bharat in style, by calling her "sundar" (beautiful) and "susheel" (virtuous). "Ek sundar aur susheel ladki jiska naam hai Katrina Kaif... Swagat hai aapka 'Bharat' ki zindagi mein (A beautiful and virtuous girl named Katrina... We welcome you the world of 'Bharat')," Salman tweeted on Monday. Katrina Kaif, who has given several hits with Salman at the box office, will play his love interest in Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

The three are reuniting for the period drama after Tiger Zinda Hai. Zafar had also directed Katrina in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, and is looking forward to working with his "three collaboration buddy". Katrina has stepped into a role which was originally being played by Priyanka Chopra, who according to Zafar, opted out of the project "in the Nick of time". His announcement alluded to US media speculations about Priyanka's engagement to American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas.

Bharat went on floors earlier this month. The film is set to have a character-driven story spanning many time periods and will be shot across locations in Abu Dhabi and Spain, besides Punjab and Delhi in India. It has already begun the first schedule, including a grand circus sequence featuring Salman and Disha Patani. Katrina will join the shoot in the upcoming schedules beginning in September.

Also read: Disha Patani reveals her character's name from Bharat

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from IANS

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