Salman Khan’s Bharat finally has a leading lady after a lot of speculations and debates diva Priyanka Chopra has finally zeroed in on her next Bollywood project. which will be Ali Abbas Zafar directed Bharat, The movie will be produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar. “I’m looking forward to begin shooting this film and working with Salman and Ali again after a considerable time. I’ve learnt a lot from them in our previous collaborations and am excited to see what this one has to offer,” Priyanka said in a statement, reported news agency PTI. Salman Khan has consistently been booking the Eid slot for his film releases for a while now and Bharat will be no exception. It’s slated to hit screens on Eid next year.
Chopra will be returning for a film to Bollywood after 2016’s Jai Gangaajal. “I’m also looking forward to working with Alvira and Atul and the entire team of Bharat. To all my well-wishers who’ve been so patient and supportive, thank you for your constant support,” Priyanka added in her statement.
Ali Abbas Zafar, who has previously directed Priyanka in Gunday, explained his decision to get her on board. “Priyanka is the biggest Indian artiste internationally and she is a perfect fit for the film. Priyanka brings in outstanding acting as well as incredible international appeal to make the scale of the film bigger and even more global,” he told PTI. Describing Priyanka’s character as “the catalyst at the film’s most important turning point”, he said: “We needed an actor who could portray this in the best possible way.” The director and producer met Priyanka in New York to brief her about the project and she instantly jumped on board.
Earlier Priyanka and Salman together acted in films like of Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Salaam-E-Ishq and God Tussi Great Ho.Priyanka Chopra is currently gearing up for the third season of her American TV show Quantico, which premieres on April 26. She is currently shooting for the third season in Dublin, where she’s been joined by her mother Madhu Chopra. Priyanka, who shuttles between the US and India throughout the year, may quit Quantico after the third season for her commitments to Bharat. “Priyanka was quite taken by the script of Bharat. What also added to her excitement was that it would give her the chance to team up with Salman after a decade. But she’s not signed on the dotted line yet,” mid-day reported a source as saying.