The teaser of the upcoming Salman Khan starrer Bharat does exactly that, as it asks, “Jaante ho mere ma-baba ne mera naam Bharat kyun rakha tha?”
Co-starring Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover and Disha Patani, and shepherded by Ali Abbas Zafar for producer Atul Agnihotri, Bharat is Salman Khan’s name in the eponymous film.
Under normal circumstances, the teaser would have rolled out on his birthday last month. When fans demanded it, Ali Abbas Zafar said on his social media handle that he would put it out in the first month, akin to what Shah Rukh Khan did for Zero.
“The teaser is very gritty and the film has Salman Khan’s age span from 25 to 65, with Katrina also witnessing an age jump. The film which begins during partition, ends in 2010 and hence is a complete period drama across multiple eras,” says a source privy to the teaser.
Zafar and team were still shooting the film and hence could not put out the teaser last month. Now we are told that it will be put out on Republic Day on January 26. A good day to know why Salman Khan is called Bharat!
— Sanskriti Media...