Fans were pretty excited after Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra signed a film together. People recalled their chemistry in ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and were keen to watch it in a film again. Moreover, the film would have been PeeCee’s comeback to Bollywood after 2 years. Though, she will also be doing ‘The Sky Is Pink’ alongside Farhan Akhtar, but it was ‘Bharat ‘ which created more buzz.
However, just few days before the start of the shooting, Priyanka backed out from the big project. No reasons were given for the same. Just one fine day, Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to announce that Priyanka is no more a part of the film.
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Different speculations were made behind the reason for her exit. One of them was her engagement with American Singer Nick Jonas. Sooner, she signed a Hollywood movie which made things a bit clear. All this while, Salman chose to remain silent. There were reports that Salman is miffed as Priyanka left his project. Though, his father Salim cleared the air, but Salman’s silence made us think about it.
And now, he has finally broke silence about the same. At a press conference meet for ‘Loveratri’ which is the debut film of his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, Salman Khan opened up in front of media.
Salman Khan said, “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 said:
“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.”
Here is his interview:
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The film now stars Katrina Kaif and the team will soon fly to Malta to shoot a schedule of the film.