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Disha Patani joins cast of 'Bharat'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Patani has been roped in for Chopra-starrer "Bharat".

The "Baaghi 2" will play the role of a in circus set in the 1960s.

The circus segment is Zafar's ode to legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, who presented the cult film "Mera Naam Joker", a press release 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 sir's work," Patani said in a statement.

"Looking forward to step into the shoes of a #TrapezeArtiste...Thank you for this challenge @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @priyankachopra #it is!" she shared on

Salman also tweeted to welcome his co-star on board.

"Welcome @DishPatani to the journey of @Bharat_TheFilm," he wrote.

The said the was the perfect choice for the role.

"The pairing of Salman and 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 fit the bill perfectly," Zafar said.

The film, which is an official adaptation of 2014 Korean film, "Ode to My Father", also stars

It will be shot across locations in and Spain, besides and in

Produced by and Bhushan Kumar's T- series, "Bharat" releases during Eid in 2019.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 14:45 IST