Salman Khan's Bharat is touted as one of the big releases of next year. The film that recently made headlines after Priyanka Chopra's sudden exit, is now back on track. The unit recently completed their first schedule in Malta where Salman and Katrina, the new lead actress, shot for some songs and scenes. The second schedule will be shot in Abu Dhabi followed by Mumbai. However, the actor is in no hurry for it. As per reports by Bollywood Hungama, Bharat's next schedule will only start after Salman celebrates Ganesh festival with his family. Priyanka Chopra Made 1000 Calls to Arpita Khan and Requested Ali Abbas Zafar for a Role in Salman Khan’s Bharat.
A source close to them said, “Salman and his entire family are devotees of Lord Ganesha and take part in the yearly festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi. Except when he was shooting for Tubelight in Manali in 2016 and he missed it, Salman has always been in town to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. He has been hosting it at his own residence in Galaxy Apartments, for the last few years but in 2013, when his apartment was under renovation, the family decided to celebrate the festival at his sister and brother-in-law Atul and Alvira Agnihotri’s (who is producing Bharat) Bandra’s apartment. But from last year the festival has shifted to Arpita and Aayush’s apartment in Rizvi Complex, off Carter Road, in Bandra and this year too, the Khandaan will participate in the festivities there. Salman will join in the celebrations as he’s in Mumbai. Since the actor could only attend the visarjan last year, this time he wants to ensure that he celebrates it entirely with his family. Priyanka Chopra Was Advised by THIS Lady to Quit Salman Khan’s Bharat – Read Details.
Salman's co-star in Bharat, Katrina Kaif, is expected to attend the festival since she's so close to the entire Khan family. Post this celebration, Salman and Katrina will jet off to Abu Dhabi after September 20 to start shooting for Bharat's second schedule. The film also stars Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Nora Fatehi and is slated to release on Eid next year.