The former beauty queen will be seen playing the female lead opposite the Sultan actor in the movie.
Interestingly, the two superstars will be sharing the screen space after a decade. Salman and Priyanka have earlier worked in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Salaam-e-Ishq.
Indeed, Priyanka is quite thrilled to work with Khan once again.
Talking about the same, the Quantico actress said, "I'm looking forward to working with Salman and Ali after a considerable time. I've learnt a lot from them during our previous collaborations and I am excited to see what this one has to offer. I'm also looking forward to working with Atul, Alvira and the entire team. To all my well-wishers who have been patient and supportive, thank you for your constant support and I'll see you at the movies."
Not just Priyanka, even director Ali Abbas Zafar is over the moon to have the lady on board.
"Bharat is Priyanka's homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood. Bharat is rooted in India and its culture, spans over seven decades and travels across the world." Ali was quoted as saying to Mumbai Mirror.
"Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist globally today and a perfect fit for the film as she brings to the table her incredible talent and international appeal," he added.
The director also spilled beans about PeeCee's character and said, "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."
Bharat is said to be the journey of the country from 1947 to 2000 and is official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film Ode To My Father. Salman has reportedly begun shooting for the movie and it will be released on Eid next year.