Ever since Priyanka Chopra has walked out of Bharat, speculations have been rife over the soured relationship of Salman Khan and the Quantico star.
The topic gained momentum after a website reported that Salman had ignored Priyanka’s mother at a recent fashion show hosted by Manish Malhotra in Mumbai. Website Spotboye had reported that when Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra visited the backstage to sau hello to Manish, she came face to face with Salman, who was preparing for his headline act with Katrina Kaif.
Salman reportedly turned away looking at Madhu, giving an impression that his cold gesture was due to the recent fallout between him and Priyanka.
Meanwhile, a video of Madhu has emerged where she is being quizzed about the reported incident. Responding to the question, Madhu said, “I don’t know if Salman is upset or not, please ask him but yes Priyanka has exited Bharat.”
She was then asked to comment on reports that quoted the Bharat producer calling Priyanka’s behaviour unprofessional. Madhu replied, “Who said this? You guys (media) must have said this.”
Earlier, Salman’s father Salim Khan too had denied media reports that his son was upset with Priyanka for her decision to quit Bharat so abruptly. He had said, “It’s okay whatever happened. Priyanka is not doing Bharat, let her be. Such things happen in our industry.” But people close to Khan family said that ‘Salim sahab was just being graceful.’
After Priyanka quit the film, Salman had roped in Katrina Kaif as her replacement. When Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar announced last month about the shock departure of Priyanka from the film, he had hinted that the decision was due to her engagement. But, soon it emerged that she had signed another film with Farhan Akhtar.