With back-to-back work commitments, Salman Khan is keeping extremely busy these days. After leaving no stone unturned in promoting his recent release ‘Race 3’, which failed to live up to the expectations of the audience, the superstar is currently touring across the globe for his popular Dabangg Tour. Right after returning from his tour, Khan will start shooting for his upcoming movie ‘Bharat’, which will be helmed by hit filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar.
Besides ‘Bharat’, Salman Khan is also committed to one more important project – the much-awaited ‘Dabangg 3’. The actor was expected to shoot for the next instalment of the ‘Dabangg’ (2010) franchise simultaneously with ‘Bharat’. Earlier, ‘Dabangg 3’ was supposed to release in 2019 on Republic Day. But keeping the slow pace of the project in mind, it can be said that the Prabhu Deva directorial won’t be able to reach theatres on 26th January, 2019.
According to a report published in one of the popular tabloids, producer Arbaaz Khan, who directed ‘Dabangg 2’ (2012), has decided to postpone his film’s release to the latter half of 2019. “Both films will be shot simultaneously from September. But the plan is to release ‘Bharat’ first,” reveals a trade source.
‘Bharat’ is an official remake of popular South Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’ (2014). It will show Khan in various avatars as his character ages from a young boy to an old man. Besides him, the movie also features Priyanka Chopra, Disha Patani, Tabu and Sunil Grover. It reunites Khan and Chopra after a decade as the duo was last seen in the 2008 film ‘God Tussi Great Ho’.
Produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar, ‘Bharat’ is set for its theatrical bow on Eid, 2019. Apart from ‘Bharat’ and ‘Dabangg 3’, Khan also has in his pocket such films as ‘Kick 2’, ‘Sher Khan’ and an untitled dance-based movie with choreographer-turned-filmmaker Remo D’Souza who directed him in ‘Race 3’.