If you ever have doubts regarding any festival dates, particularly Eid, don’t look at the calendar hanging on your wall, go and search for Salman Khan’s movies instead. You can trust him because his films and Eid always go hand in hand. Be it ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Sultan’ or his latest release ‘Tubelight’, it seems Salman Khan has found his success mantra in releasing movies on Eid. Carrying forward the legacy, Salman has already sorted out plans for Eid 2019.
Salman, who is currently busy with his upcoming movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ will soon join Atul Agnihotri and director Ali Abbas Zafar for ‘Bharat’, which is an official remake of the 2014 Korean movie ‘Ode To My Father’. Set in the backdrop of Korean War in 1950, the movie revolves around a young boy who gets separated from his father and sister during the Hungnam Evacuation, and how he struggles for years to find them and reunite with his family.
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Producer Atul Agnihotri was instantly drawn towards it when he saw the film at the Berlin Film Festival, so he went ahead and acquired the official rights for the remake. However, he says that ‘Bharat’ is going to be a special one and the Korean movie is a source of inspiration. “That film is just the starting point for ours but since it was an inspiration, we wanted in all fairness to officially own it and acquired the remake rights before going ahead with ‘Bharat’,” he was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
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Further giving details about the film, Agnihotri said, “It’s the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat.” ‘Ode To My Father’ is considered to be one of the classic Korean movies and it will be interesting to see how Agnihotri and Zafar bring a desi touch to it. The film will be shot at various locations like Abu Dhabi, Spain, Punjab and Delhi. Talking about any big names attached to the film other than Salman, Agnihotri said, “Casting will be our main agenda over the next three months and since it’s a character-driven story, we will take actors who fit the part. It won’t be about getting names together but will be honest in its depiction.”
The storyline and the deadly trio of Salman Khan-Atul Agnihotri-Ali Abbas Zafar have already raised our excitement to a pinnacle, although it’s only 2017 (and we still have a year to go). But, there’s nothing to be disappointed about, Salman’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ opposite Katrina Kaif, which is also helmed by Zafar is going to hit the theatres this December.