Priyanka, is just as excited to be on board.
Priyanka, is just as excited to be on board.

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial has found itself a female lead and it's Priyanka Chopra.

The Quantico star has been busy with Hollywood projects, but it seems like she'll be making her return to Hindi cinema after a two year hiatus with Salman Khan's Bharat, reported Indian Express.

"Bharat is Priyanka’s homecoming to Bollywood after having proved herself as a performer in a global TV show, Quantico, and in Hollywood," said the director.

He added, "Bharat is rooted in India and its culture, spans over seven decades and travels across the world. 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."

Speaking of PeeCee's role in the film, Zafar 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."

And Priyanka, is just as excited to be on board.

"Bharat it is! I’m looking forward to shooting this film and working with Salman and Ali again after a considerable time. I’ve learnt a lot from them in our previous collaborations and am excited to see what this one has to offer. I’m also looking forward to working with Alvira and Atul and the entire team of Bharat. To all my well-wishers who’ve been so patient and supportive, thank you for your constant support and I’ll see you all at the movies!"

Priyanka and Salman Khan have previously shared the screen in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) and God Tussi Great Ho (2008).

The period drama is scheduled to release on Eid next year.

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