Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's 'Bharat' is all set to release on June 5th, 2019. It is a remake of the Korean film 'An Ode to My Father' and it is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Ali Abbas Zafar Ali had gotten some success in the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan but he got unanimous acclaim for his sports drama Sultan starring Salman Khan. His next film, Tiger Zinda Hai, also starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, received commercial and critical success too. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have not really been on top of their games, Salman Khan's Race 3 was critically panned and Katrina's performance in the film Zero was praised but the film was a dud at the box office.
In an interview with Anupama Chopra, Ali Abbas Zafar said, 'Everything comes with its own pressure and its own devils. The good thing with Salman is that he doesn't change. He's like time. Salman brings time and pressure together. I already know what it does to me - is that it doesn't make me complacent. It makes my game better. We're very comfortable with each other. But he's not a friend when we're shooting. He knows that there will be a lot of pushing around when we'll be working."
Katrina Kaif was on Arbaaz Khan's chat show where she read a lot of social media commentary and reacted to the 'advices' she received. 'I actually more than anyone that in our industry people like to stick with what is successful and what works. Every time someone mentions 'song' to me, my antenna goes up and I'm like guys, we need to do something different. I've been fortunate to work with the best choreographers and with each person I've taken something with me. So now I want to do something different for myself."
It's interesting to see the headspace the lead actors and the director is in. They know exactly what they're doing and from the trailer, Katrina has been impressive as well. It eventually depends on the storyline and whether it is convincing enough for the Bollywood audiences to return to theatres. Previously, Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' was also a failure at the box office due to the ambitious nature of the director. They had invovled the same formula as Bajrangi Bhaijaan - which was extremely successful the first time around but could not have been successfully replicated. So as Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif say, the film is going to be very 'different' and that might actually be a really good thing for Bharat. Watch the trailer of the film here