Director Ali Abbas Zafar on Friday stunned Bollywood fans in India through his cryptic tweet informing that Priyanka Chopra had walked out of Salman Khan’s next big project Bharat.
His viral tweet read, “Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her … Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life.”
Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her … Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life ???
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 27, 2018
Soon Salman Khan fans began to speculate on Priyanka’s replacement in the film with many wondering if Katrina Kaif would be brought back in place of Quantico star. While others urged the makers to not bring anyone from Berozgaar (Unemployed) group in a disparaging dig at actresses such as Daisy Shah and Sonakshi Sinha. Daisy had acted in Salman Khan-starrer Race 3 this year.
One fan wrote, “I really don’t want any one from berojgaar group like Daisy or Sonakshi…They will completely ruin the movie…Hope Ali Bhai doesn’t take any advice from Salman for replacement of Priyanka.” “Is Katrina replacing her?? Say yes!!,” asked others.
However, not everyone was very civil in their reactions to the news of Priyanka leaving Bharat team in a lurch due to her change in her personal circumstances. According to bollywood website, Salman Khan has vowed to never work with Priyanka again.
One Salman fan wrote furiously, “Salman will simultaneously Shoot for #Bharat with Dus Ka Dum + Bigg Boss + other Da-bangg Shows etc. And Priyanka opts out for her marriage. What a joke @priyankachopra.” Another fan wrote, “Yeah because its unprofessional. It is. Done. Good for Salman.” Another fan wrote, “As SALMAN fan I’m too happy that Priyanka out from Bharat.. Hope Katrina or Anushka be in.”
Apparently Salman was keen to have Priyanka in the film because of his alleged not-so-good relationship with the actress. Both, according to Bollywood Life, had fallen out spectacularly during the shooting of Mujh Se Shaadi Karogi.
There are also rumours that the reason behind Priyanka walking off Bharat unceremoniously is because of her reported pregnancy. Entertainment journalist Asjid Nazir wrote, “Strong rumours Priyanka Chopra is pregnant and about to marry Nick Jonas after a whirlwind romance.”
Another user wrote, “If Nick got Priyanka pregnant I don’t know what to feel”
The controversy has surfaced after it was reported earlier today that Priyanka Chopra had reportedly become another Bollywood actress to enter marital relationship amidst reports emerged that the Quantico star has got engaged with boyfriend Nick Jonas.