After the huge success of Baaghi 2, Disha Patani has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat. Disha will join Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra, who will be sharing screen space after a gap of 10 years.
Disha will essay the role of a trapeze artist in a Circus set in the 1960s. With the circus segment, Ali is paying an ode to Raj Kapoor, who had presented the cult film Mera Naam Joker focusing on the life of circus artists.
Welcoming Disha on board, Ali said, "I'm happy to welcome Disha on board, she is a promising upcoming star. For the role in Bharat, we needed a certain athletic physicality and vulnerable beauty, Disha just perfectly fitted the bill. The pairing of Salman and Disha in the set up of circus in 60's is something very unusual and exciting."
While Disha said, “I am very excited to be a part of 'Bharat'. It is like a dream come true to get an opportunity to work with Salman sir. I cannot wait to begin my journey with the entire Bharat team, Atul sir and Ali Abbas sir, whose work I have been a big fan of.”
Bharat is an official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film, Ode to My Father which depicted modern Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man and events such as the Hungnam Evacuation during the 1950 Korean War, the government’s decision to dispatch nurses and miners to West Germany in the ’60s and the Vietnam War.
The film will be shot across locations in Abu Dhabi and Spain, besides Punjab and Delhi in India.
Produced by Atul Agnihotri's Reel Life Production and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, the film will release on Eid next year.