As we know Priyanka Chopra was roped in opposite Salman Khan in Ali Abbas’s ‘Bharat’ but later on actress stepped down from the project stating that she got personal reason for doing so. Later on Salman revealed while addressing media that Priyanka signed a Hollywood film and that was more important for her at that moment. There were rumors stating that Salman is very much upset with the actress for leaving the film at the last minute but later on when he attended Priyanka’s wedding reception, the rumors were trashed.
Right now, Salman Khan is busy promoting ‘Bharat’ along with his co-star. Whenver media ask him to comment over Priyanka’s exit, actor gets upset and expresses how offended he is. Previously in one of the live session on social media, Salman revealed that producer of the film always wanted to sign Katrina but it was directors decision to go with Priyanka.
In recent media interaction, once again Salman slammed Priyanka for stepping out of the film at last minute, leaving them in an embarrassing situation. He also mentioned in his interview how the director-Ali Abbaz Zafar decided to rope in Priyanka.
Salman said in a media interaction here: “No, not a wrong cast. But initially, Priyanka was very keen to do this film. Ali (director Ali Abbas Zafar) and we all thought it was Katrina Kaif’s film. But Katrina and I did Tiger Zinda Hai just before that and Ali said that we need a girl who is ‘Hindustani’.
Salman further said that he even insisted on roping Katrina for the role but because Priyanka happens to be his sister’s friend, he couldn’t say no to the actress when she showed interest in doing the film.
“I tried telling him, ‘Why can’t she (Katrina) pull off this role? She has been living in India for the last 20 years.’ But then Ali said, ‘Priyanka ka phone aaya tha (we got a call from Priyanka)’ and it is also true that Priyanka and my sister Arpita Khan are good friends. “After all this, the ‘Nick story’ happened, the embarrassing thing happened and she chose to get married,” said actor.
Salman revealed the Priyanka informed him when Nick proposed to her and expressed that she want to get married to him which will lead to the date issues. Even for this, Salman came up with a solution but till then actress made her mind to step down from the project. Kick actor also expressed that he’ll never work with Priyanka in future.
Salman said: “Look, she did the right thing. She did what she wanted, and Katrina got what she deserved. She (Priyanka) informed us five days before the schedule was supposed to start… she must have thought that in this way I would get upset with her and will never work with her.
“She spoke to me saying, ‘Nick (American actor-singer Nick Jonas) has proposed to me and I want to get married, so there will be some date issues’. I said, ‘Sure, get married, we can adjust those two, three days. Then she said that she does not want to do the film.”
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