Veteran actor Jackie Shroff has been roped in to play Salman Khan’s father in his next ‘Bharat’.
This will also bring back Shroff and Khan on screen after eight years. They were last seen in ‘Veer’ back in 2010. While, Shroff will Khan’s father in ‘Bharat’, Priyanka Chopra will be seen as Khan’s wife.
A source told Free Press Journal, “The role of Salman’s father may not be a big one but it’s pivotal to the film and shapes Salman’s character and who he becomes later. It was Salman who wanted Jackie to play this powerful role. It starts in 1947 when the Partition takes place and thousands of families are separated and ends in 2000.
The movie is the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat. Ode To My Fatherbegins with the Hungnam Evacuation in 1950 when many families got separated in Korea and the father tells his son Yoon Deok-soo, ‘If I don’t come you are the head of the family that means whatever happens you put the family first. Now, that you are the head of the family, look after them well.’ Jackie plays Salman’s father and his words remain with the young boy (Salman) right till the end. They get separated during the Partition in Bharat but his father’s words and desire to reunite with him remains right till the end.”