Aasif Sheikh teams up with Salman Khan after 12 years for Bharat


The star cast of Salman Khan’s forthcoming film Bharat is getting better and bigger with each passing day. After Priyanka Chopra, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Tabu, the latest talent to have joined the cast of the much-awaited film is actor Aasif Khan.

Sheikh, popularly known as Vibhuti Narayan Mishra from his hit &TV show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial. The actor, who has worked with Khan in movies like Karan Arjun, Bandhan, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Auzaar and Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar, will reunite with the superstar after a long gap of 12 years.

Sharing his excitement, Sheikh says, “I have only three friends, and Atul is one of them, so I was more than happy to be a part of this film. Also, I really like Ali Abbas Zafar as a director and I can’t wait to collaborate with Salman again. I am playing his sister’s husband in the film who always delivers these one-liners and there is a big time span that we cover together. I have known Salman since his Maine Pyar Kiya days. He is a very special person”.

Director Ali Abbas Zafar says that he is looking forward to working with Aasif. “We are very excited to work with Aasif, he has brilliant comic timing and his popularity on TV is phenomenal, looking forward to working with him”.

Bharat, produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, releases on Eid, next year.