- Disha Patani joined the cast of Bharat
- "Thank you for this challenge," she tweeted
- "I'm excited," she added
This is how Salman welcomed the actress:
The circus segment in Bharatwill reportedly be a tribute to Raj Kapoor and Mera Naam Joker. Talking about the makers' plans, a source close to the film said: "Raj Kapoor is a legend and Mera Naam Joker is one of his most memorable films. Since his younger days, Ali has been a huge fan of him and with Bharat, he wishes to pay an ode to the veteran actor and his fondest memory of Raj Kapoor."
About his decision to rope in the Baaghi 2 actress, director Ali Abbas Zafar said: "The pairing of Salman and Disha in a circus set-up in the '60s is unusual and exciting. She is a promising star and for this character, we needed a girl who looked vulnerable and beautiful yet had the physicality of an athlete. Disha fit the bill perfectly."
Bharat will be an onscreen adaptation of 2014 South Korean movie Ode To My Father. This will mark the director and Salman Khan's third collaboration and Priyanka's fourth film with the 52-year-old superstar. Bharat will be shot across locations in Abu Dhabi, Spain, Punjab and Delhi and releases on Eid next year.