Mumbai: Actress Katrina Kaif who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film ‘Bharat’, hopes that she will start shooting of the film under her production house by this year. Katrina was interacting with the media to promote ‘Bharat’ on Friday in Mumbai. There were reports that Katrina Kaif has bought the rights of the French film ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not’ a while go but the project couldn’t take shape earlier due to undisclosed reasons. However, it has now taken off and is being developed. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ Notably, Katrina is the latest leading Bollywood heroine to get into production. Actresses Priyanka Chopra (Purple Pebble Pictures), Anushka Sharma (Clean Slate Films) and Swara Bhasker (Kahaaniwaaley) already have their production houses going, ensuring a greater, better presentation of women in Indian cinema. Talking about the development, Katrina said, “That French film is a story on which we are working on for quite a sometime. It’s not a French film actually but there were few ideas which had come to me. I really liked it and I might put my name to it as a producer. I would like to put my name for which I feel very strongly about. There are few discussions happening so, hopefully this year will start shooting for the film.” Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ Katrina is one of the actors who joined social media very recently but in short span of time, she has millions of followers on multiple social media platforms, when asked Katrina how she feels about it, she said, “I am happy. I think its been a nice decision for me. I don’t know why I was stressed about it. I was really against coming on social media. I remember when Twitter first came to India, my manager told me that Twitter wants me to join this platform and that time, it was an endorsement kind of a thing and nowadays, everybody is posting on Twitter for free and I was not much interested in coming on this platform and now everybody is on Twitter so, I feel sometimes I lack foresight and the vision.” Katrina added, “For me, the deciding factor to join social media was there was a phase where everything I was reading about myself, I was like this is not a correct representation of me and I used to feel very helpless about it. Then, I started thinking about why it is happening with me more so than other people then, I realised that everyone has a platform on which they used to speak so that made me join social media.” Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Bharat’ is a period drama film written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. It is jointly produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Nikhil Namit and Salman Khan under the banners Reel Life Productions, Salman Khan Films and T-Series. The film also stars Tabu, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff in important roles. ‘Bharat’ is scheduled to be theatrically released in India on June 5, 2019, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.