Salman tweaks Bharat, gets greenlight from original Korean makers

15 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Though Bharat is an official adaptation of the South Korean hit, Ode To My Father (2014), it has been learnt that Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar have tweaked the script to suit the taste of Indian audience, reports Mid-day.

While they were impressed with the Korean drama, Khan felt that the remake would strike a chord with viewers if they added a more emotional flavour to the narrative. Before taking his period drama on floors, Zafar submitted the final draft to the makers of the South Korean film — director Yoon Je-kyoon, co-producer Park Ji-seong and writer Park Su-ji — who greenlit the revised script.

Says a source from the creative team, "When Ali started drafting the script, he didn't want it to be a scene-to-scene adaptation. After discussing with Salman, he decided to increase the emotional quotient in the drama. He also made Katrina's [Kaif] character meatier as compared to her counterpart in the original."