A lot has been said over Priyanka Chopra’s exit from director Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film Bharat which stars Salman Khan in the lead. A few days back the director put out a tweet announcing that PeeCee had quit the project and hinted that the actress did that because she might be getting married to her boyfriend Nick Jonas.
Earlier today the director took to his Twitter account to announced Priyanka’s replacement in the film – Katrina Kaif. The Bollywood diva is officially signed on to play the female lead opposite Salman Khan in Bharat. While, Salman had candidly welcomed Priyanka when she had signed up for Bharat, his welcome for Katrina was no less candid.
However, while he calls Katrina a ‘sundar and sushil ladki’ in his Instagram post to welcome the Bollywood diva, Salman may have accidentally or purposely dropped an important detail about Katrina’s character in the film and fans are losing their minds.
In the post Salman wrote – Ek sundar aur shusheel ladki jiska Naam hai @katrinakaif …. swagat hai Asoka #Bharat ki zindagi mein. This has brewed speculation that the name of Katrina’s character in the film is Asoka while the name of Salman’s character in the film is Bharat.
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 30, 2018
We already know that the film will journey through different ages and both lead actors will be seen gradually ageing throughout the film. While the name does have historic reference to Samrat Ashok and Bharat (India), yet it is unclear what relevance their names will have on the storyline of the film.
Meanwhile Bharat also stars Baaghi 2 actress Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi, who is become popular off-late for her item number in Satyameva Jayate titled Dilbar. The film also stars vernacular stand up comic Sunil Grover, best known for playing Gutthi on Comedy Nights with Kapil and later The Kapil Sharma Show.