There are multiple reasons to be excited about Ali Abbas Zafar’s most ambitious project till date, Bharat. The first reason being it’s male lead, Salman Khan! The second being that the film will bring together Khan and our Desi Girl, Priyanka Chopra back to the screen as a leading pair after nearly a decade. And now, we have a yet another reason to be ecstatic about this mega project, courtesy Baaghi 2 actress Disha Patani.
Yes, you read that right! Patani, who is currently basking in the success of her last outing, has been roped in to play the role of a trapeze artist in a circus set in the 1960s in the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial. The actress will reportedly be playing a pivotal part in the film and has a very strong character to play with.
Miss Patani here announced the same by tweeting the following:
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) May 17, 2018
With the circus segment, director Ali Abbas Zafar is paying an ode to Raj Kapoor. The veteran actor had presented the cult film ‘Mera Naam Joker’ that focused on the life of circus artists. Ali Abbas Zafar wishes to pay his respect to the actor via his segment.
Revealing details, 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”.
Welcoming Disha Patani to the cast, 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.”
Speaking about the same, the actress said, “I’m excited to be a part of Bharat, it’s like a dream come true to get an opportunity to work with Salman sir and I can’t wait for the journey to begin. I am a big fan of Ali Abbas sir’s work”.
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