Mumbai: Salman Khan’s ‘Bharat’ has just gone on floors, but it has already been a part of headlines since it was announced.
The film is primarily been making news for Salman’s reunions, first with his brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri after ‘Bodyguard’, with director Ali Abbas Zafar after ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and then the lead actress Priyanka Chopra after ‘God Tussi Great Ho.’
However, the latest addition to the cast has got nothing to do with any reunion, but will be Salman’s newest heroine.
Disha Patani, who is riding high on the success of ‘Baaghi 2’, has been confirmed for the film and will play the role of a trapeze artist in a circus during the 1960s.
“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,” Ali confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror.
Disha reacted, “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.”
With both her first two films ‘Baaghi 2’ and ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ entering the Rs 100-crore club, and with South film ‘Sanghamitra’ and now ‘Bharat’ in her kitty, Disha is undoubtedly on a roll.