Actor and producer Salman Khan’s latest film ‘Bharat’ has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, has raked in Rs 122.20 crore so far. ‘Bharat’ also stars Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff. Critic and journalist Taran Adarsh Tweeted the film’s figures. He Tweeted, “#Bharat rocks the BO. Biz jumps on Day 4. Multiplexes join the party, single screens rock-steady. Will continue its winning streak today. Being patronised by family audience… Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr. Total: 122.20 cr. India biz.” In another Tweet, he wrote, “As #Bharat cruises past cr mark today, Salman Khan sets another benchmark: Highest number of films in cr+ Club. The tally rises to 14 with #Bharat. Breakup, 300 cr: 3 200 cr: 2 100 cr: 9 India biz.”Katrina Kaif spoke about the film’s success to DNA in an interview. She said, “There is a lot of heart and passion behind the decision to make this film. I loved the script from day one. It was a joy to be on the sets. I was having such a good time playing the character; I felt confident that people would respond positively to it. I was able to find enjoyment and connection with the character.” ‘In the initial few years, there is a lot of glamour and other things about being an actor that excites you. At this point, it just has to be the role. Now, it’s about trying to explore the character and create something out of it. My greatest desire now, when I’m doing a film, is to see how much the audience can connect with my role’She also spoke about being recognised for her acting skills in the film. “In the initial few years, there is a lot of glamour and other things about being an actor that excites you. At this point, it just has to be the role. Now, it’s about trying to explore the character and create something out of it. My greatest desire now, when I’m doing a film, is to see how much the audience can connect with my role,” she said.Bharat has received mixed critical reception. The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it two-and-a-half stars and wrote, “There’s enough conviction in these portions which carries Bharat and us through, even though Khan is given enough hero-giri moments to keep him fore grounded at all times. You get a sense of time past, of faded history in the recreation of those grand-but-tawdry circuses, and the ‘maut ka kuans’, which are now relegated to small-town fairs, and job-hungry Indians chasing the oil boom in the Gulf, as hard-working labour.” “It’s a pity that the director-star duo does not take this as far as they could. They had a story which had the potential to become a solid reckoner of post-Independence nation-building and how things rolled from then on and a free hand to craft it. But the opportunity is squandered in unnecessary songs and dances, an aiming-for-cheap-laughs comic thread which involves making a stutterer the butt of jokes, and improbable situations: want to meet Hindi-film-song-loving-sea-pirates? Step right up,” she added.