Superstar Salman Khan had a lot of expectations from his last release ‘Race 3’ (2018). However, despite having an amazing ensemble cast and huge production scale, the Remo D’souza directorial failed to entertain the audience at the cash counter and couldn’t even touch the coveted ₹ 200 crore mark. After ‘Race 3’, Khan will next be seen in another ambitious project ‘Bharat’ for which he started shooting a couple of weeks ago. The actor does not want his new film meet the same fate as ‘Race 3’ at the box-office and hence he has taken the total control of the movie in his hand to make it a bigger hit than his last offerings.
According to reports, the makers of ‘Race 3’ were eyeing for a jackpot of around ₹ 400 crores from the film, but it wrapped up its lifetime run at mere ₹ 180 crores, which was not even the half of what the makers had dreamt of. Reportedly, Khan is brainstorming ideas with the team of ‘Bharat’ to make sure that it turns out to be one of the highest grossing movies of 2019.
“A lot of the problems stemmed from Race 3’s shoddy script. This time, Salman and team have spent more time writing than they have in any other film. In terms of political resonance, Bharat will be Salman’s most important film yet, and so director Ali Abbas Zafar is consulting with eminent historians to get detailed information about post-partition India,” a well-placed source reveals to a daily.
The source goes on to add that Khan is being extra-cautious about his next to avoid any controversy around its release. “Salman can’t afford to get any details wrong in Bharat. If he slips up, he won’t be spared by academicians, intellectuals and activists. So he is being extra-cautious.”
Also starring Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Tabu, ‘Bharat’ is helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar. It is slated to release on Eid, 2019.