Priyanka Chopra's exit from Salman Khan's Bharat has created international headlines primarily because it's being linked to her possible engagement. However, it does not mean that she has said 'no' to Bollywood. Reports say that marriage or no marriage, she has started preparations for shoot with Farhan Akhtar for Shonali Bose's The Sky is Pink.
A source close to the project confirms, “Priyanka Chopra starts shooting for our film from August 8 in Mumbai. There is no change in her plans. If she was getting married she would have informed us by now. She was supposed to join Salman Khan’s crew for Bharat in the second week of August. The plan was to shoot for Bharat and The Sky Is Pink simultaneously in Mumbai. Now she’s only going to shoot for our film.”
The source close to Shonali Bose’s film says marriage was not the reason Priyanka quit Bharat. “It was probably the length of her role. We can’t be sure. But in our film she is the central character. Bharat is Salman’s show all the way,” says the source. A director who has worked closely with Priyanka is perplexed by her abrupt exit . “It is a little strange that Priyanka didn’t realize the scope of her role when she agreed to do Bharat.”
The industry is abuzz with rumours that Salman Khan and PC were never friends to begin with. She had allegedly offended Salman by refusing a project they were supposed to do together. It was almost after a decade that they were getting together. However, with her walkout from Bharat, it remains to be seen what impact it will have on her professional relationship with the Tiger Zinda Hai star.
Meanwhile, The Sky is Pink team appears to be gung-ho about the project based that is a sensitive tale of Ayesha Chowdhury, a motivational speaker who died young. There have been behind-the-scenes videos doing the rounds that shows an excited Priyanka Chopra with the team.