Much has been written about Priyanka Chopra's exit from Bharat. One question being asked is if Salman Khan will ever work with the actress again, especially given the fact that they were not that great friends to begin with. But those who have been watching the Priyanka-Salman story for long feel that Salman may never work with the desi girl again. Not that it matters to PC.
Their long-standing rift goes back to the time ten years ago when Priyanka had rejected Sohail Khan’s Mr & Mrs Khanna (which Kareena Kapoor eventually did. It's another matter that the movie did not do any wonders at the box office nor was it appreciated critically). No one messes with Bhai’s family — and that also includes rejecting their offers -- and gets away with it. Priyanka was not seen to work with any of Salman’s faithful directors and producers thereafter.
After years of trying to build back the bridge with Salman, Priyanka had finally convinced Salman to cast her in his big ambitious project Bharat. But by now opting out at the eleventh hour, Priyanka may have burnt her bridges with Salman Khan forever. This will add to the other A-list heroes who have not worked with Priyanka for some reason or the other.
However a close director-friend of Ms Chopra says Salman’s anger is of no consequence to Priyanka. “I don’t think she cares any longer if the three Khan Superstars and Akshay Kumar refuse to work with her. PeeCee has moved on. She is thinking much bigger than Bollywood. I have heard she has big international collaborative plans with her fiancé Nick Jonas.”
Fiance? “Yes,” says PeeCee’s buddy, “She got engaged to Jonas recently, don’t know if it was on her birthday on July 18. But she is engaged, though I don’t think the marriage is happening for at least a year.”