Director Ali Abbas Zafar Explains Why Salman Khan Was Chosen To Be A Circus Stuntman In "Bharat"

Ariana Linh |May 11, 2019

Disha Patani took to Instagram and showed a sneak peek explaining why Director Ali Abbas Zafar chose Salman Khan to be a circus stuntman in Bharat, his latest film.

Bharat, director Ali Abbas Zafar's latest film and a remake of the Korean drama An Ode to my Father, chronicles the life of the main character with the same name - played by Salman Khan. The movie retraces 60 years of Bharat's life, and with one period focusing on when he was a youngster working at a circus.

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The official teaser for Bharat, with Salman Khan as a circus stuntman. Source:

Co-actress Disha Patani, who plays his partner in this period, shared a video on Instagram in which Zafar explains the ideas behind why Salman plays a stuntman in the circus.

The video starts with the opening of the film's trailer, then moves to Zafar narrating how the circus was recreated.


Then, writer Varun gave his thoughts, revealing that this period of the film depicts the 1960s when the circus was still a popular mean of entertainment. He went on to reveal that his nostalgia was the origin of why Salman would play a stuntman.


Afterward, the video went through the scale of the cast, and how 120 circus artists the world over were participating in the film. Sunil Grover, who also plays in the film,  showered praise for the entire setup.

In an interview, Disha retells the difficulties she had in preparations for Bharat. She recalls having a broken knee in one of the rehearsal, just a week before she had to shoot a song for the film.

However, the actress said she stuck with it until the end, although had to use a cold press after every take. Although she was in a lot of pain, Disha said it was worth it, and she was happy with how Bharat work out well.

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Disha Patani in "Bharat". Source:

Bharat, also starring Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, and Nora Fatehi releases on 5th June.


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