India will be playing its first ICC world cup match against South Africa on the same date as Bharat’s release.

 Bharat is one of the most anticipated films of 2019. The terrific trio Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar have reunited for this film. And given the past record of their successful projects like Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai, we feel their third outing will be a blockbuster. It may shatter many box office records considering the film releases on Eid (June 5). Being a holiday, people may turn into large numbers to watch Bharat. Salman Khan has the perfect Eidi for his fans this year but as per our observation and analysis, the film will not emerge as the actor’s highest opener. Ask us why? Because India will be playing its first world cup match against South Africa on the same date as Bharat’s release.

Needless to say, ardent followers of cricket may watch the match instead of Bharat and that could definitely affect its opening day collections. This is what we thought. However, recently when we met Atul Agnihotri and asked him the same question, the producer of Bharat had a different point of view. While interacting with BollywoodLife, Atul seemed confident that the film will be unfazed by India’s first World Cup Match.

Elaborating on his thought, Atul Agnihotri said, “Nowadays, people have access to new information on the phone every 5 minutes. I am also a cricket fan but a movie buff is a movie buff. We have an intended Eid release and we are catering to the audience who look forward to that. Both Cricket and Bollywood are religion in India, so it will be fine. If Bharat works as per what we have thought, it will definitely pass every test.”

Only time will tell if Bharat will turn out to be the biggest opener for Salman Khan or not. Meanwhile, this film is an official adaption of a South Korean film named An Ode To My Father. It traces the history of India from the perspective of an ordinary man and reflects the journey of the film’s protagonist, Bharat, from the age of 18 to 70.

Apart from Salman and Katrina, Bharat features Sunil Grover, Tabu, Sonali Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi in lead roles. While you wait for the film to release, check out its trailer first:

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