On Friday morning the industry was in for a shock when director Ali Abbas Zafar announced on his social media account that actress Priyanka Chopra is no longer a part of his next mega venture BHARAT which is said to be an official remake of the Korean movie AN ODE TO MY FATHER. The shooting of the movie actually began a few weeks back in Mumbai and Priyanka was supposed to join the cast next month. Now, who is going to be leading lady opposite Salman Khan in this one, is the million dollar question doing the rounds in the industry. Our highly placed sources have come down to two names who have been sounded off already. The first name in the short list is that of Kareena Kapoor Khan, apparently a script of the movie has already been dispatched to the actress and the second name of the list is that of Katrina Kaif. Kaif has in the past worked with Ali Abbas Jafar in two of his four directorial ventures and is said to be the favourite to land the coveted role. An official announcement on the same is said to be made very soon, watch this space.

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