DNA India

After months of endless rumours about Priyanka Chopra’s return in the Indian film industry, she has now confirmed that she will star opposite Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’.

In a statement cited in various publications, Chopra said, “I’m looking forward to begin shooting this film and working with Salman and Ali again after a considerable time. I’ve learnt a lot from them in our previous collaborations and am excited to see what this one has to offer.”

The film, which releases on Eid next year, will be Chopra’s first Bollywood outing since ‘Jai Gangaajal’ in 2016. She added, “I’m also looking forward to working with Alvira and Atul and the entire team of Bharat. To all my well-wishers who’ve been so patient and supportive, thank you for your constant support.”

Ali Abbas Zafar previously worked with Chopra in ‘Gunday’ (2014). About signing her for the film, he said, “Priyanka is the biggest Indian artiste internationally and she is a perfect fit for the film. Priyanka brings in outstanding acting as well as incredible international appeal to make the scale of the film bigger and even more global,” he told PTI. Describing Priyanka’s character as “the catalyst at the film’s most important turning point. We needed an actor who could portray this in the best possible way.”

‘Bharat’ has now gone on the floors.