Bollywood superstar Salman Khan wrapped the highly anticipated film Race 3 and has begun work on his next – Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai director Ali Abbas Zafar‘s Bharat. Yes, you read that right. After a lot of speculations, Salman’s Bharat finally went on floors today. Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to his micro-blogging site to share this exciting news. Alongside a picture of Salman, Ali Abbas wrote, “And it begins “Bharat” @BeingSalmanKhan . A journey of a man and a nation together. Eid 2019.” The film is slated for an Eid 2019 release.

Ever since Salman Khan’s Bharat was announced, fans are interested to know every minute detail about it. Be it the plot or the leading ladies, a lot of speculations have been doing the rounds. Well, the leading ladies of the film are yet to be finalised. Earlier, reports suggested that Priyanka but Katrina Kaif is being considered to play the female lead in ‘Bharat’. However, Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to rubbish the rumours. He wrote, “The only Cast locked till now is @BeingSalmanKhan in and as #Bharat”

Earlier in an interview, Ali Abbas Zafar had also said, “I haven’t finalised the cast yet. But Katrina is always on my mind when I think of my film’s heroine. She is one of my closest friends and I can tell her anything, she can tell me anything. Yes, we won’t be doing all our films together but I know I can approach her whenever I feel she’s correct for the role. But right now, nothing is decided on Bharat yet.” ALSO READ: Both Priyanka Chopra And Katrina Kaif To Star Opposite Salman Khan In Bharat?

Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar and bankrolled by Salman’s brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri, Bharat is an official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film, “Ode to My Father”, which narrates modern Korean history from the 1950s to the modern day through the life of an ordinary man and events such as the Hungnam Evacuation during the 1950 Korean War. The film will also depict the government’s decision to dispatch nurses and miners to West Germany in the ’60s and the Vietnam War. Watch this space for further updates.