Disha Patani’s last film Baaghi 2, with Tiger Shroff has become 2018s biggest action entertainer and now the actress has entered the big league by a bagging a role opposite Salman Khan in Bharat. Yes, while Priyanka Chopra plays the female lead in this Ali Abbas Zafar film, Disha will be seen playing a trapeze artiste in a 1960s circus. It is a strong character and an important chapter in the story. The circus segment is reportedly inspired by is 1970 film Mera Naam Joker and is Ali’s ode to his childhood idol Raj Kapoor. Also Read - Mahima Chaudhry Reveals 'Subhash Ghai Bullied Me, Asked Producers Not to Cast Me'
Talking about bringing Disha on board opposite Salman for the circus part, Ali told Mumbai Mirror, “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.” Also Read - Kick 2: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez Starrer's Script Locked By Sajid Nadiadwala
Disha couldn’t be happier. The actress is looking forward to start shooting for the film that goes on floors this July and releases on Eid 2019. “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. Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 Promo Out: Salman Khan Reveals New Logo of The Show | Watch Here
She will begin prepping for the film soon as it will require her to train in the skill and agility of the trapeze artistes. Bharat is an official adaptation of South Korean drama Ode To My Father (2014). The film traced Korean history from the 1950s to present-day through the life of an ordinary man. Salman’s Bharat will start in 1947 and end in the 2000s and will be shot in London, Abu Dhabi, Spain, and Punjab and Delhi in India.