It’s official! Priyanka Chopra opposite Salman Khan in Bharat !

One of the biggest casting coups of the year, global icon Priyanka Chopra has been cast opposite superstar Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s ambitious next – Bharat !

Priyanka Chopra reunites with Zafar after Gunday and with megastar Salman Khan after Salaam-e-Ishq ,with Bharat being her grand homecoming .

After weeks of speculation, Ali Abbas Zafar confirmed, “Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal.”

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Sources reveal that the film is a journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat ,the makers needed a leading female superstar who could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman Khan and looked no further than Priyanka Chopra.

Said Priyanka Chopra , “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. I’m Also looking forward to working with Alvira and the SKF team. To all my well-wishers who’ve been so patient and supportive… thank you for your constant support and I’ll see you all at the movies!”