Salman Khan is known to throw some of the best Eid parties – whether at his Bandra residence or at his Panvel farmhouse. But for the star, today was a working Eid as he is shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat in the ancient city of northern Mdina and Valletta, the capital city of Malta, for almost two weeks now. 

On Tuesday, Bharat producers Atul Agnihotri and Nikhil Namit threw an Eid party on the sets and celebrated it with the Salman, Katrina Kaif and other members of the cast and crew. The entire unit was also treated to an ice cream party on the sets and the children especially had a blast.

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Says a source, “After shooting some portions in Mdina, now the unit has shifted to Valletta. Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi have completed their work in the first schedule and Katrina Kaif joined the Bharat unit a few days ago. A major schedule and a song are being completed in Malta and Ali is roping artists from different countries like he did in Swag Se Swagat in Tiger Zinda Hai.

Among them is a child artiste, Gee Firdaus. The film, an official remake of the South Korean drama, Ode To My Father (2014) starts in 1947 when the Partition took place and thousands of families are separated and ends in 2000. The movie is the journey of a country and also a person, both by the name of Bharat. Bharat will also highlight various important events of Indian history, including the Partition, when Salman's character and his mother get separated from his father and sister.”

The source adds that while the Bharat team is keeping what is being shot under wraps, some scenes are being shot with child actors from India and other parts of the world to make the movie look as authentic as possible. “Everything is very hush-hush as the producers want to let out everything at the right time. The producers celebrated Eid with the cast and crew yesterday. A cook has been specially flown down from India to cook Indian food here in Malta and he made the biryani.

There are quite a few child artistes in Bharat and the children and unit were treated to biryani and ice cream yesterday. Today even though it’s Eid, Salman hasn’t taken a break as they want to complete the schedule on time.”

Nikhil Namit says, “Yes we had called for the ice cream truck on the sets yesterday and everyone was treated to ice cream. Eid was yesterday in Malta and we had biryani as well.”

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