Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra was the initial choice for Salman Khan’s Eid flick Bharat. However, the actress opted out of the film five days before the shoot began because she was getting married and the makers roped in Katrina Kaif for the role. The film’s lead actor Salman Khan feels Priyanka has taken an ‘amazing decision’ by getting married. During an interaction with My Nation, Salman commented on this saying, “Priyanka was very keen on doing this film.


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But then this Nick thing happened and she chose to get married, which is a very brave, bold and amazing step to take and she has taken the step. Usually, people would have had a fight in the house, a girlfriend might have left her boyfriend for doing Bharat but she did the right thing, got married. So, she got what she wanted and Katrina got what she wanted. It is the most amazing and gutsy thing she has done. She has refused perhaps the most important film of her career to get married. It’s an amazing thing.” He also appreciated the actress’ efforts of building a career in Hollywood, saying, “She is one of the most hardworking actresses there. It is so hard to maintain her career here and there (Bollywood and Hollywood).”

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During a promotional event of the film, Salman had said that he believes Katrina deserves to win the National Award for her performance in Bharat. Since that day, both the actors have been quizzed on the same repeatedly. Talking about it, Salman told My Nation, “She (Katrina) thinks I am joking about it. She told me that you are going on saying National Award, National Award, National Award and everyone thinks it’s a joke, I may not get it. But I am very serious about it because I seriously think she deserves it.”

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Talking about his upcoming movie Bharat, the actor revealed, “The main reason why this film has been made is the plot. A nine-year-old boy has been given the responsibility to take care of, his mother and three siblings. From the age of nine to 72, he does everything to see that they are together and they marry and settle down. This is his journey.” When asked if it sounds similar to his real life because he is known to be a very caring person who supports his family, the actor laughed, “Actually, it is just the opposite. They have always supported me. I need their support.”


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Salman is known for his stunts and action. Films like Dabangg, Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, Race 3 are proof and the list can go on and on. For how many more years does he think he can continue doing action movies? The 53-year-old quipped, “I think a few more years, another 30-35 years maybe.”

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Money, fame, stardom, success— the superstar has achieved a lot in life. Is there anything he still dreams of achieving? “I don’t get time to dream. I don’t sleep a lot, that’s why,” concluded Salman Khan.