After Baaghi 2, Disha Patani is all set to share screen space with Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming period drama Bharat. Disha will be seen portraying the role of a trapeze artist in the 1960s.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar plans to pay a tribute to legendary actor Raj Kapoor with the sequence. Revealing more details about the thought behind the role, 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 also said, “I’m happy to welcome Disha on board. She is a promising start. For Bharat, we needed someone who was very athletic and yet possessed a kind of vulnerable beauty and Disha perfectly fit the bill. The pairing of Salman and Disha in the set up of a 60s circus is going to be very unusual and exciting.”
Sharing her excitement about the role, 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.”
The actress also took to her social media to announce, “Looking forward to stepping into the shoes of a #TrapezeArtiste