Though the industry is abuzz about rumours regarding Priyanka Chopra's engagement to singer Nick Jonas, it is pertinent to note that the lady in question hasn't uttered a word about it. Most of the stories, including those that appeared in foreign media have been speculative ones. Interestingly, just days after the media bought the engagement story, primarily based on a tweet by Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar, came the news that Priyanka had signed a huge Hollywood film opposite none other than Chris Pratt.
This means she has two forthcoming films to shoot for Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink and now Cowboy Ninja Viking in the next one year. Where will she find the time for getting married?
Sources close to the Bharat unit say that the marriage idea was insinuated by Ali Abbas Zafar when he tweeted about Priyanka Chopra informing him about her exit from the project in the ‘Nick’ of time.
“But marriage?” a close director-friend of the actress laughs. “Do you think she is so foolish as to throw away her fabulous global career for marriage? She very clearly told me there’s no marriage for another two years. Baqi jisko jo teer lagana ho lagate rahe (anyone who wants to shoot in the dark is welcome to do so).”
A close friend of Salman Khan describes Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Nick’ tweet as a face-saving device. “He wanted PeeCee to come out smelling like roses from the exit controversy. So he did this little mischief which completely backfired because PeeCee didn’t leave Salman’s film for marriage. She left him for a film with Chris Patt.”
But strangely this is a situation where none of the parties concerned - Priyanka or Salman or even Ali - has suffered a loss as Katrina Kaif has walked into the role left open by PC's exit.