Mumbai (Web Desk): Bollywood star Salman Khan has welcomed Katrina Kaif onboard his upcoming film Bharat .

“Ek sundar aur shusheel ladki jiska Naam hai Katrina Kaif .... Swagat hai aapka Bharat ki zindagi mein...,” Salman took to Twitter to welcome Katrina .

Katrina was selected for the film after Priyanka opted to leave.

Salman and Katrina have starred together in several films such as Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Ek Tha Tiger and its sequel Tiger Zinda Hai.

Earlier, director Ali Abbas Zafar announced that Priyanka was no longer part of the film.