Salman Khan is apparently not happy with Priyanka Chopra walking out of Bharat at the last moment. Time and again, in cryptic words, he has expressed his disappointment towards the actress’ decision. For those who came late, PeeCee left Bharat just five days before the shooting was scheduled to start. It was due to her engagement with Nick Jonas which coincided with the shooting dates. Hence, she walked out of the project.
On Tuesday, Salman Khan and the makers launched Bigg Boss 12 in Goa. During the media interaction, the inevitable questions about Priyanka’s exit popped up and the Race 3 actor didn’t even try to dodge them. Talking to Mid-Day, he said, “It was sweet of her to tell us five days before the shoot that she couldn't do Bharat.”
“I'm glad Katrina is part of the film. She was Atul's [Agnihotri, producer] first choice. But Priyanka called Ali [Abbas Zafar, director] and said she wanted to do Bharat, so we considered her,” he added.
It was also reported that Priyanka Chopra walked out of Bharat because of her Hollywood project Cowboy Ninja Viking with Chris Pratt. However, the film has been kept on hold for now.
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Director Ali Abbas Zafar was, though, happy for Priyanka Chopra’s new phase in life. He said, “I hope the other movie that she has signed, works out. Now that she is engaged, we are happy for her. I hope she gets married soon, has children and lives happily ever after."
Katrina Kaif stepped into the shoes of Priyanka Chopra in Bharat. Apart from Salman and Kat, Bharat also has Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi and Aasif Sheikh in important roles.
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