Varun Dhawan to play a young Dhirubhai Ambani in Salman Khan’s Bharat?

The film is a period drama directed by Ali Abbas Zafar

Salman Khan’s upcoming period drama Bharat is one of the most awaited films of 2019. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film has been in the news for Priyanka Chopra who was first signed but later on left the film in lieu of her impending marriage to Nick Jonas. After she left the project, Katrina Kaif was roped in to play the female lead. However, the film also has an interesting cameo by Varun Dhawan as well. Reportedly, Varun’s and Katrina’s role in the film is highly interesting and the former will be playing an iconic role in Bharat.

According to an entertainment portal, Varun will be playing the role of a young Dhirubhai Ambani in Bharat. A source told the portal, “Ali and team are keeping the details of Bharat under tight wraps. Though we all know that the film is a remake of the Korean flick Ode To My Father, the team has been pretty discreet about their given roles. But, yes Varun Dhawan who has joined the cast in a small role will be seen playing the younger version of a well-known Indian businessman. Earlier it was unclear whether Varun’s cameo would be a song or a role, but now it is known that he will be seen playing the younger version of the late Dhirubhai Ambani in Bharat.”

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The portal also reported that Katrina and Salman will not be paired as equals. On the other hand, Katrina will be playing Salman’s boss in the film. The source told the portal, “In Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai both Salman and Katrina were equals. However, in Bharat, Katrina will be playing Salman Khan’s boss”.

This is the first time that Katrina, Varun and Salman will be seen on the big screen together. Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Productions Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and is slated to release on June 5, 2019. Bharat also stars Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Aasif Sheikh in pivotal roles.