Superstar Salman Khan and International diva Priyanka Chopra were to reunite on screen with Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat. Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra had pronounced the film in April this year on social media. The movie has gone on floors and Priyanka Chopra was to start shooting in 10 days, when she opted out of the movie. The film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar verified Priyanka’s exit from the project on social media.
There were conjectures that Salman Khan is upset with Priyanka Chopra for walking out of the movie at the last minute. Katrina Kaif has signed the movie after Priyanka opted out. Priyanka has signed a movie with Chris Pratt titled ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking.’ Salman Khan spoke about Priyanka Chopra deciding to not do Bharat with him at an event.
|Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra
Salman Khan revealed, “I am really happy for her. Uss waqt hum ko ye pata chalta ke unhone wahan par koi bahut badi film sign ki hai aur hume thoda pehla pata chalta to hum waise bhi usko kabhi rokte nahi (If we had known then that she has signed a big Hollywood film, we wouldn’t have stopped her from leaving the film). End moment pe pata chala, shooting ke 10 din pehle pata chala. Shooting shuru ho gayi thi meri, par unke schedule se 10 din pehle pata chala ki who picture chhodna chahti hai. (We go to know at the end moment, 10 days before the shooting that she wants to leave the film)”
He further added, “We said of course, if you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. Uss waqt kuchh alag reason diye gaye the hame (We were given another reason then..) Jo bhi reason hai, shaadi ka reason ho, ya picture ka reason ho, ya unko India main nahi kaam karna, ya mere saath nahi kaam karna, sirf Hollywood film aur TV show karna hai, wo unka reason hai. (Whatever it is, her wedding, Hollywood film or the fact that she does not want to work with me, it’s her reason.) We are really happy and supportive about her doing good work.”
“Agar yahan pe kaam nahi kare to kya hua, waha pe to who Hindustan ka naam roshan kar rahi hai. Agar Salman Khan ke saath kaam nahi karna, waha ke kisi bade hero ke saath kaam kar rahi hai to Hindustan ka naam to roshan hota hai na (If she doesn’t want to work here, there in Hollywood she is making our country proud. If she doesn’t want to work with Salman Khan, she’ll work with a top actor in Hollywood and make our country proud,” Salman disclosed.
Salman opens up about Priyanka Chopra’s walking out from Bharat!