Katrina Kaif is NOT doing Salman Khan’s Bharat, Priyanka Chopra still the sole runner
Recent reports suggested that Katrina Kaif has replaced Priyanka Chopra as the lead opposite Salman Khan in his next, Bharat. The movie that’s produced by the actor’s sister Alvira Agnihotri, will see the actor sporting five different looks which will be distinctly different from each other. While there were reports that Shraddha Kapoor is being considered to play the lead opposite Salman, the actress was quick to refute all rumours. She clarified saying she’s not a part of Ali Abbas Zafar’s next directorial and that’s when Priyanka Chopra’s name started doing the rounds.
Though Katrina Kaif was also said to be trying to bag this role, a source has cleared the air. According to the same source, Katrina Kaif is definitely not signing Bharat opposite Salman Khan and the reason is valid enough. Kat is currently busy shooting for Zero and Thugs of Hindostan, post which she has ABCD 3 with Varun Dhawan. The Tiger Zinda Hai actress’ film palette is currently full till the next year and she has no time to accommodate any other film. While Ali Abbas Zafar has already started doing recce for the movie and he will start shooting it in later part of the year, Katrina couldn’t accommodate her dates. She had already given her commitments to other projects so there was no way, she could be even considered for this project. Before Bharat, Salman is expected to shoot for Arbaaz Khan’s Dabangg that will reportedly release this December. Meanwhile Bharat is scheduled to release on Eid 2019.
With Katrina officially out of this race, Priyanka Chopra is the sole contender who is in the running to bag the lead. BollywoodLife even conducted a poll to ask readers whom they want opposite Salman in this movie. We’re happy the result is currently matching up to reality as Priyanka is winning it hands down. The actress has also turned down the offer to star in Quantico 4 as she’s considering giving her dates for Salman’s project. Well, here’s hoping that she finally bags the movie and we get to see the pair together after 10 long years.