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Ali Abbas Zafar finally reveals why he adapted Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’ for ‘Bharat’


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Director Ali Abbas Zafar is one of the most sought after directors in Bollywood. With films like ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’, ‘Gunday’, ‘Sultan’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ to his credit, Ali has really come a long way as his films have taken box-office by storm. The director is working with Salman for the third time in ‘Bharat‘. The trailer of this Salman and Katrina Kaif starrer has taken the internet by storm.

‘Bharat’ chronicles the journey of a man and a nation together. In the trailer, we saw some major events unfolding in the life of Bharat (Salman) as well as his country. Interestingly, the film is an official adaptation of the South Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’.

While talking to Mumbai Mirror, Zafar finally opened up about why he adapted a Korean film to tell the story of India. Ali shared, “Emotions are universal and what I liked about ‘Ode To My Father’ was the coherency of the emotions and the text. We’ve added a lot of Indian cultural subtext, the film reflects the events and changes from 1947 to 2010. My dad believes if you pick the right story that says the right things, you can’t go wrong.”

He went on to add, “While many Hindi films revolve around the mother and son, the father has often been portrayed as a hard disciplinarian. My relationship with my dad and Salman’s with his (Salim Khan) is different. That’s why only Salman could play Bharat.”

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