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Disha Patani Joins Salman Khan And Priyanka Chopra For 'Bharat'

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| May 17 , 2018 , 12:13 IST

The Ali Abbas Zafar-directorial 'Bharat' has added a new cast member to the movie and it is gorgeous and dynamic Disha Patani who was last seen in the Baghi sequel with Tiger Shroff. This time she will share the screen with Bhai Aka Salman Khan and Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra. Disha reportedly will play the role of a trapeze artiste in a 1960s circus, a strong character pivotal to the story.

The film will hit the theatres on Eid 2019, and is an adaptation of the 2014 South Korean drama, Ode To My Father, which depicted modern Korean history from the 1950s to present-day through the life of an ordinary man and events such as the Hungnam Evacuation during the 1950 Korean War. According to Atul Agnihotri, who is producing the film with Bhushan Kumar, Bharat starts in 1947 and ends in the 2000s, while tracing the journey of both the protagonist and the country.

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The circus segment is Ali’s ode to his childhood idol Raj Kapoor’s 1970 cult film, Mera Naam Joker. The semi-autobiographical film was Kapoor’s most ambitious project and at four hours four minutes, one of the lengthiest Hindi films. It revolved around a clown and the life of other circus artists.

“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,” said Ali.

“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,” said Disha.