Just about a little under 48 hours ago, the internet was taken by storm when Ali Abbas Zafar, the man who is helming the upcoming Salman Khan-starrer Bharat, revealed that our Desi Girl, Priyanka Chopra will no longer be seen as its female lead and reason behind her decision is very special.
Check out Zafar’s announcement tweet right here:
Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her … Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life 😊😉😍
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 27, 2018
One can clearly see that Zafar has hinted at the now much-talked-about impending wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and has also wished her for the same.
But, if a source that has been quoted online is to be believed, getting engaged to Nick and wedding preparations are not the only reasons that made PeeCee walk out of Salman Khan’s film!
The source in question was quoted saying that, “On one of her trips to India, Priyanka had shot for two days for Bharat, in Mumbai. It was a hush-hush shoot and only the unit knows about it. Initially, she was very happy about her role as PeeCee is there right from the beginning to the end as the film is about a couple who fall in love, get married and grow old together as their life keeps coming in flashbacks. But while Priyanka was in the US, she kept getting news about other actors getting added to the cast. First came Disha Patani (and her role was increased), then Tabu and Nora Fatehi and all had roles specially created for them. Apparently, Salman is taking the call for these roles so PeeCee thought that she might face the same problem that Jacqueline Fernandez faced in Race 3 – of getting sidelined by Daisy Shah and the rest. At the end of it all, Race 3 looked more of an ensemble cast, with Bobby Deol, Freddy Daruwala and Saqib Salim, than a Salman Khan film. In Bharat, besides Tabu, Disha and Nora there’s also Sunil Grover and Aasif Sheikh. That’s why PeeCee thought it was in her best interest to leave the film.”
To the statement that you just read above, the source added that PeeCee is very close to Khan & his family, and hence she could not be honest about what really made her quit with anyone of them. To this, the source in question added that, “The engagement has come at an opportune time which satisfies everybody. An engagement is a happy time and nobody can grudge her that, not even Salman, who initially was apparently very upset about her walk-out.”
So, can we say that all is well now between Salman and PeeCee?
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