Bharat has already set a record of being the highest opening film ever for Salman Khan. Also, the film has become the second highest opening film of 2019 and still continues to mint money at the box-office.

To make the film’s journey even more special, the superstar hosted a special screening of Bharat with the families who have witnessed the era of partition in 1947.

The event was held in association with an organisation ‘1947 Partition Archives’.

Present at the event were senior citizens in the age group of 75 to 85 years from seven families, in line with the plot of the film who had come back to India, separately and reunited over a period of time. The real heroes enjoyed the special screening along with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif as they shared the emotional accounts from their life before and after the Partition.

Salman Khan also shared a few posts on his official social media handle. He wrote, “Special screening of #Bharat for the real families who experienced the events of 1947 and the partition. Honoured to meet all of them! Salute to the real #Bharat families”.

Overwhelmed with the screening, Atu Relwani, a witness to the partition shared, “We are touched by this gesture from Salman. I had tears in my eyes while watching Bharat, especially when the train scene happened. I was nine years of age when we travelled from Hyderabad in a train just like that. The story of Bharat is touching and real and Salman made it more special.”

Another family member present at the event, Tarachandani HM expressed, “Salman in Bharat reminded us of the vision, commitment and struggles we carried along from one land to the other. To me, the train scene when I had looked for my family back in 1947 brought back all the memories. The movie is par excellence with its storytelling.”

1947 Partition Archive is a nonprofit oral history organization in Delhi that collects, preserves and shares firsthand accounts of the Partition of India in 1947.

Bharat is produced under the banner of Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd. and Salman Khan Films, presented by T-Series and written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.