In Salman Khan’s upcoming film Bharat, the 52-year-old actor may look like his 24-year-old self from Maine Pyaar Kiya , director Ali Abbas Zafar told. Bharat is a Hindi adaption of 2004 Korean dramaOde to My Father, directed by Yoon Je-kyoon.
The film will see Salman Khan reprising Hwang Jung-min’s part. Of Salman’s look in Bharat, Ali Abbas Zafar told, “We have just locked the script. The idea is to make Salman look the way he appeared in Maine Pyar Kiya -from the time he began his career to now. But we will know how much we can achieve only after our complete research is done.”
Bharat will be a bit different from Salman’s other films, where he is seen showing off his well-toned body. (He won’t be taking off his shirt anymore). Speaking to mid-day, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “It is important to show Salman in a different light as Indian cinema is changing and leaving a mark with every film is important.”
Salman Khan’s recently-released Tiger Zinda Hai has broken all his previous film’s records, including those of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan. Without revealing many details, Ali Abbas Zafar hints that the story of Bharat will portray Salman’s journey from the age of 18 to 70.
Currently, Ali Abbas Zafar and his team are busy with the groundwork for the film that will involve a lot of age-reduction technique; reason why they are in talks with the same prosthetics and VFX team of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which had previously worked on Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan.