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Priyanka's 'homecoming' to Bollywood with 'Bharat'

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Priyanka Chopra, who has been working in international projects back-to-back, is set to star in film "Bharat". She is looking forward to work with after a gap of 10 years, and with Zafar.

The "Quantico" said in a statement: "'Bharat' it is! 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 has worked under Zafar's direction for "Gunday", and she also teamed up with Salman in films like "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" and "Salaam-e-Ishq".

Priyanka has thanked "all well-wishers who have been so patient and supportive" for the constant support.

Zafar, who has been busy preparing for the movie, is happy that "Bharat" marks Priyanka's homecoming to after having proven her range as a performer in Hollywood films and a blockbuster show.

"'Bharat' is rooted in and its culture despite it spanning over 70 years and set across various countries of the world.

"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 added.

Zafar and travelled to to meet Priyanka and gave her the narration of the film.

Zafar calls Priyanka's character in the film the "soul" of "Bharat".

"As the love story in 'Bharat' is very mature and quite subtle, we needed an who could portray this in the best possible way.

"Her character is the soul of the film, and throughout, she stands shoulder to shoulder with in the journey. She is the catalyst in the film's most important turning point," he added.

"Bharat" has started its prep in London, after which Zafar will move to Spain, Poland, Portugal, and

The film will feature Salman sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, wherein a crucial part will showcase the in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger.

The film, produced by and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, will release on Eid 2019.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 09:28 IST
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