Priyanka Chopra walking out of Salman Khan's Bharat is an issue which refuses to die down. The numerous times Salman has been meeting the media, this is a question that is a must. During a recent interview with Bombay Times, when Salman was asked about the whole controversy with Priyanka he mentioned that he wasn't angry at her at all, but would have wished that she informed them beforehand.

"She (Priyanka) had a reason to do that. It's just that the project got stuck. Had we known earlier, we could have worked it out better. She was getting engaged and I told her, 'If you are getting engaged, what's the need (of exiting the project)?' Then she said, 'Shaadi karni hai' to which I said 'Toh shaadi kar lo'. Priyanka's work was for 75-80 days. Shaadi ke liye chaar din ka preparation, aur chaar din ki shaadi, aath din ke andar ho gayi aur phir uske baad honeymoon. So, we said we will work it out. But she was very clear that she didn't want to be a part of the film. It must have been very difficult for her to make this decision because she was very keen to work on this project. She has called up Arpita (Khan Sharma) a thousand times, saying, 'I want to work with Salman'. She has even called up Ali (Abbas Zafar, director) and told him, 'See if you can get me something in this film',"said Salman.

Salman Khan And Priyanka Chopra
Salman Khan And Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka and Arpita are really good friends, and it was because of this that she was seen at PeeCee's engagement. She was one of the few people from the film industry who attended the intimate family gathering of the engagement. Even the party in the evening of the same day was attended by Arpita with hubby Ayush Sharma.

Priyanka Chopra And Arpita Khan
Priyanka Chopra And Arpita Khan

Talking of Bharat, Katrina Kaif was roped in for the film a couple of days after Priyanka walked out. During an interview director Ali Abbas Zafar had said that Katrina had expressed her desire to work in Bharat long back, and said that she would somehow make an appearance in the film. With Priyanka walking out of the film, she was the obvious choice of the makers of the project.

Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif
Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif

The crew has already shot the first schedule of the film in Malta with Salman and Katrina. Soon they will be starting the next schedule. Salman will be shooting simultaneously for the film and Bigg Boss 12, which he launched a couple of days back in Goa.

Coming back to Salman's interview, the Dabangg star also added, "Not doing this (Bharat) had to be because of the wedding or because she doesn't want to work with me anymore. It could also be because she doesn't want to work in humari industry (Bollywood) or wants to work only in Hollywood. Whatever she wants to do, I wish her all the best in life. We are glad that she is engaged and happy." Priyanka hasn't yet opened up about the whole controversy. Only time will tell what her side of the story is. 

 

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