Priyanka Chopra will make her return to Bollywood after two years in the Salman Khan-starrer Bharat. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai), Bharat is an official remake of the South Korean movie Ode to My Father, in which the country’s history is narrated through a story of a man and his experiences. Bharat will reportedly be set against the backdrop of the Partition and will span seven decades until the present.
Chopra has been appearing in American television and film productions, including Quantico and the movies Baywatch and A Kid Like Jake. Her last Bollywood appearance was in the police drama Jai Gangaajal (2016).
“Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood,” Zafar told Mumbai Mirror. “Bharat is rooted in India and its culture, spans over seven decades and travels across the world. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal.”
Bharat marks Chopra’s fourth collaboration with Khan after Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Salaam-e-Ishq (2007) and God Tussi Great Ho (2008). She has worked with Zafar in Gunday (2014). “I’m looking forward to working with Salman and Ali after a considerable time,” Chopra told the tabloid. “I’ve learnt a lot from them during our previous collaborations and I am excited to see what this one has to offer.”