We all know Katrina Kaif replaced Priyanka Chopra in Salman Khan’s film Bharat. Since Priyanka walked out of the project at the very last moment, the makers, as well as Salman, decided roped in Katrina to be a part of this highly anticipated project. Well, Katrina acted as a saviour for Salman by giving a nod to the project at the last minute.
Team Bharat first started shooting in Mumbai for the first schedule and then headed off to Malta for the second schedule. After wrapping the shooting there, the team headed back to the city last week. Katrina had also joined Salman and other team members to Malta.
Well, we all know that Katrina is already busy with Aanand L Rai’s film co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. Amidst this tight schedule, the actress managed to be a part of Salman’s film. Not just Katrina but Sallu’s best friend SRK is extending all his support to Bharat by adjusting the dates of his upcoming film Zero.
When Salman was asked about his last-minute addition of Katrina to the star cast of Bharat, he quipped, “It was really large-hearted of Katrina. She had to speak with Shah Rukh (Khan) and work out her dates (for Zero). It was also very sweet of Shah Rukh to shift the dates of his project that he is working so hard on. I am also a part of it and have done a song in it.”
Salman after Priyanka walked out of the film had quoted many times and said that Priyanka was never the first choice for Bharat. He always wanted Katrina to be the leading lady.
He said, “Atul (Agnihotri, producer) and baby’s (Alvira, Salman’s sister) first choice was Katrina. But since Ali and Priyanka have worked together, Ali wanted to work with her, because she told Ali that she wanted to work in the film. It so happened that Priyanka couldn’t manage to gives us the dates we wanted and she was very kind enough to tell us in the nick of time.”
Well, it seems Priyanka lost a golden chance to make her perfect comeback in Bollywood. Anyways, PeeCee’s loss is Katrina’s gain and we are sure that the film is going to be a blockbuster hit.
Bharat, which also stars Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff and Tabu, will hit the screens on Eid 2019.