Salman Khan was criticised left, right and centre after Race 3 failed to live up to the expectations of audience. Even staunch fans of the Bollywood superstar walked out of the cinema halls even before the film's interval slamming the Remo D'Souza-directorial for its shoddy script, poor performances and directionless direction.
The film undoubtedly spelled disaster for Salman as it was expected to rake in upto Rs 400 crore. However, it managed to earn only Rs 170-180 crore at the box office during its entire run. But it looks like the Dabangg Khan is now personally looking into the script and conducting intense brainstorming sessions with his Bharat team to ensure nothing goes wrong.
"A lot of the problems stemmed from Race 3's shoddy script. This time, Salman and team have spent more time writing than they have in any other film. In terms of political resonance, Bharat will be Salman's most important film yet, and so director Ali Abbas Zafar is consulting with eminent historians to get detailed information about post-partition India," a source was quoted as saying by The Asian Age.
The makers of Bharat are also focusing on Salman's character as the actor will be sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, while a crucial part will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger.
"Salman can't afford to get any details wrong in Bharat. If he slips up, he won't be spared by academicians, intellectuals and activists. So he is being extra-cautious," the source added.
Bharat is an official remake of the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father. It is produced by Atul Agnihotri's Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series. The movie, which also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover, is slated for an Eid release in 2019. It is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. It will be shot across exotic locations in Malta, Abu Dhabi, Punjab and Delhi.