Bond between director Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif is well known. Since the time, Katrina has played the lead Ali’s first movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, they have known each other. Later on, they have become close friends and the bond has been strengthened over the years. So, Katrina has come to aid of Tiger Zinda Hai director Ali Abbas Zafar when his leading lady from the movie Bharat Priyanka Chopra has decided to quit just few days before the shoots. Thanks to Katrina, Ali does not have to go through a lot of trouble. On approaching Katrina with the movie, she has given confirmation almost immediately.
As Katrina is a close buddy to Ali Abbas Zafar, therefore she has a nickname also that has been given by Ali himself. Katrina has revealed in an interview that Ali calls her ‘Goldfish.’ Isn’t it sweet?
Following to the exit of Priyanka from Bharat, lots of names have been coming in to the media. So, director Ali Abbas Zafar has put at an end to all the speculations by confirming that Katrina is taking place of Priyanka in Bharat. He has said on the occasion, “I am extremely excited to work with Katrina and Salman again. We have had exciting collaborations in the past. Katrina got on board in the Nick of time for this project.”
Shooting for Bharat will be started by Katrina from the month of September. Right now, Katrina has been finishing her rest of the movies. In Bharat, Salman is expected to play a stuntman in a circus. Salman is already in the floor with this movie.
Bharat is said to be an adaptation of a South Korean movie named ‘Ode to My Father’ that has released in the year 2014. Release of Bharat will be seen on Eid, 2019.