Bollywood superstar Salman Khan starrer Bharat has been in news for some time, courtesy the exit of its leading lady. The film, which is an official remake of the Korean film Ode to My Father, is finally moving ahead with the crew flying to Malta for the shoot. While bhai is mostly effortless when it comes to making his presence felt on screen, he also had to undergo several look tests before locking the ones that worked. “Rehearsals were organised at Filmistan Studious for the actors. Disha Patani had to attend rehearsals for 15 days while Salman came to the sets for about eight days to finalise his looks for the film,” says a source.
According to a crew member, the Dabangg actor dons five different characters from different walks of life in the film. “Rehearsing for five different characters in just eight days was indeed enough for Bhai,” he says.The first leg of Bharat’s shoot in which Salman dons three different characters have been shot at different locations in Mumbai such as the Film City, Filmistan and Yash Raj Studios where special sets were erected. “A tunnel was also created at the Yash Raj Studios and it has an important place in the plot,” says the source. The Tiger Zinda Hai actor has already left for Malta with the technicians, as the schedule will begin the following week. Katrina Kaif will join him after a few days in Malta and then in Abu Dhabi. After completing a 16-day schedule at Malta, the entire cast and crew will take a break for about three to four days and then proceed to Abu Dhabi to shoot for another 20 days schedule before flying back to Mumbai. —deccanchronicle