BY ANUJ RADIA

Just last week, Asian Style reported that Disha Patani was the new addition to the talent line-up of Bharat. Now, it has been revealed that Tabu has also joined the cast of this Ali Abbas Zafar film.

Though little is known about Tabu’s role in the film, Bharat will supposedly chronicle the struggles of an ordinary man right from the point of India’s Independence in 1947.

Tabu and Salman had last shared screen space in the 2014 Sohail Khan film Jai Ho. The duo has also done films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Jeet, Biwi No 1 and others together. As for Tabu and Priyanka, this will mark their first outing together.

Bharat is an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father which looked at modern Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man.

In an earlier statement, Zafar told fans more about Bharat and Priyanka’s role in the film, “Bharat is a mature, subtle love story and her character is the soul of the film. She stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Salman in his journey and is the catalyst who triggers what will be a turning point in the plot.”

Yesterday, Ali Abbas Zafar also announced that the first song for Bharat had begun recording. While popular duo Vishal-Shekhar composed the song, the lyrics were penned by Irshad Kamil. Bharat marks the third collaboration between Vishal-Shekhar, Kamil and Zafar after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.