The Abu Dhabi filming schedule of Bharat has wrapped, with director Ali Abbas Zafar taking to social media to announce the end of the UAE shoot for the film starring Salman Khan.
Ali expressed his gratitude over getting to shoot with Salman Khan in Abu Dhabi for the second time after the pair also filmed Tiger Zinda Hai in the capital. While Tiger Zinda Hai was shot in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, just like Khan's Race 3 earlier this year, Bharat appears to have incorporated locations from Al Ain too, with much of the crew staying at Al Ain Rotana.
The director shared a picture from Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba, thanking the UAE government for their help with the shoot:
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sunil Grover kept fans engaged with pictures and videos from Abu Dhabi throughout the shoot.
The team shot the first schedule in Mumbai, which involved a grand circus set up along with a song choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. One of the most anticipated films for 2019, Bharat has been creating buzz ever since the announcement of the film, with most indications suggesting it will be a period film.
Khan usually lines up a pet project for release over Eid, and Bharat is the chosen one for next year. The film will feature Salman Khan sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, a crucial part of the film will showcase the actor playing someone in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. Salman Khan will be recreating his 'Karan-Arjun' look for this, which has led to immense excitement for his fans.
That look was shared on Instagram when he brought along actor Varun Dhawan last week to the sets here in the UAE. Dhawan has been roped in for a cameo role in the film.
The film is set to have a character-driven story spanning across many periods. The UAE shoot is the end of the international filming for the movie - they have already shot in Malta. Further filming in the Indian locales of Punjab and Delhi is now on the cards.