Salman-Katrina hold special screening of 'Bharat' for families affected during partition

Salman Khan in poster from 'Bharat'. Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 14, 2019, 08.23 AM (IST)

It's been over 70 years since the partition but for those who affected and lost their loved ones, the scars remain. Ali Abbas Zafar's latest 'Bharat' revolves around a family that gets separated during partition. In fact, the partition segment is an important part of the film, which showcases Bharat`s (Salman`s character in the film) life in different avatars spanning over a period of over 60 years, starting from 1964 to 2010.

The film's lead pair, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif recently met up with few families that were affected during partition. The duo held a special screening which was followed by an interaction. 

Salman took to Twitter to share photos from the event as he tweeted, "Special screening of #Bharat for the real families who experienced the events of 1947 and the partition. Honored to meet all of them! Salute to the real #Bharat families."

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For Katrina, meeting the families was the best part of her 'Bharat' journey."Meeting the families who have connections with the 1947 Partition was the best part of my entire journey so far. Those people were so warm and loving and to talk to them about their miseries and how they felt about the whole Partition and their views on what we have shown in the film... That was the biggest test for us because it`s a matter of the real story." 

'Bharat` opened to positive reviews and emerged as Salman`s biggest opener by minting Rs 42.30 crore on its first day. The film set the cash registers ringing by making a business of Rs 167.60 crore on day seven.

Salman sports five different looks in the film spanning 60 years. The film also features Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff, Nora Fatehi and Sonali Kulkarni, and is an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean movie `Ode To My Father`.

Salman will next be seen in Prabhu Deva`s `Dabangg 3` and Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s `Inshallah`, while Katrina will be seen in Rohit Shetty`s `Sooryavanshi` alongside Akshay Kumar. 

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif recently met up with few families that were affected during partition. The duo held a special screening which was followed by an interaction.