Hit filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, who directed one of the biggest blockbusters of 2017, Tiger Zinda Hai, has locked the script for his next directorial Bharat, featuring superstar Salman Khan in the lead role.

The film is an official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film, Ode to My Father, which chronicles modern Korean history from the 1950s to the modern-day through the life of an ordinary man and events.

Zafar shared the news of finalizing the film’s script on his Twitter handle. “God paints a beautiful picture as we lock the final script draft of #Bharat the film… End phase of writing holiday,” Ali tweeted.

Bharat will mark the third collaboration between director Ali Abbas Zafar and superstar Salman Khan, after their previous blockbusters Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Rest of the cast is yet to be finalised.

The preparation is going full steam ahead and the shoot is expected to begin from April. The film is co-produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar’s T-series. It will hit the theatres on Eid next year.