Ever since Priyanka Chopra sensationally walked out of Salman Khan-starrer Bharat, the social media platforms were flooded with speculations that Katrina Kaif may have already confirmed to replace the Quantico actress.
A report in DNA quoted a source as saying, “Producers Atul and Alvira Agnihotri share a warm relationship with Katrina Kaif and when this whole mishap happened, they just called her and sorted out her dates. She will play the lead opposite Salman Khan now.”
Meanwhile, Ali Abbas Zafar, who had announced on Priyanka quitting the film on Friday, took to Twitter again to promise that her replacement will be announced soon.
He wrote, “Yes yes yes … we will announce the leading lady of Bharat soon.. We have been shooting Non stop and the simultaneously preparing for international schedules ….”
Yes yes yes … we will announce the leading lady of Bharat soon.. We have been shooting Non stop and the simultaneously preparing for international schedules ….
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 28, 2018
Katrina and Salman have acted in big-ticket films such as Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai. They were last seen together on the world tour of Da-Bangg. The video of Salman addressing Katrina, who was rumoured to be in a relationship in the past, as his baby had gone viral on social media.
This came a day after the producer of Bharat slammed Priyanka Chopra for abruptly walking out of his film, calling the latter’s action as ‘unprofessional.’ Nikhil Namit, CEO of Reel Life Productions alleged that Priyanka had informed them about her decision just two days ago. “Priyanka told us she had to exit due to her engagement, two days ago. It was a little unprofessional of her to do it so suddenly,” Namit told an entertainment website.
Meanwhile, it also emerged that Salman had reportedly vowed to never work with Priyanka in view of her latest decision. Hours later, Salman’s father and noted screen-writer, Salim Khan, had denied reports of his son being miffed with Priyanka. He had told a website, “It’s okay whatever happened. Priyanka is not doing Bharat, let her be. Such things happen in our industry,” he was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Priyanka has started working with Farhan Akhtar for their next film, The Sky is Pink giving credence to rumours that all wasn’t well between her and Salman. Many are asking why she had no problem in shooting with Farhan but she could not shoot for Bharat.