The news about Salman Khan’s period drama Bharat has been doing rounds since a very long time. After a lot of speculations the female lead’s name was finally revealed by the director of the movie.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar recently confirmed that the film will have Priyanka Chopra as the female lead. This also marks Priyanka Chopra’s comeback in the Hindi film industry after two long years. Priyanka was last seen in Prakash Jha’s directorial, Jai Gangaajal.
In his statement, 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 across 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.”
Talking more about the film Abbas said “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.”