Katrina Kaif Opens Up On Priyanka Leaving ‘Bharat’

Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are already making it to the headlines every day. The film is scheduled to be released on 5th of June. However, it had been a matter of discussion much before that when Priyanka Chopra left the movie just a few days before the shooting was about to start. The ‘Quantico’ star, Priyanka was chosen for the role of ‘Kumud’ in the movie which is now being played by Katrina. The former was proposed by the renowned Hollywood singer and actor, Nick Jonas a little before the filming was about to start. As B-Town’s ‘Fashion’ star decided to get married she has to refuse the movie. Since then, her sudden exit from the movie has been a big issue.

In a conversation with Mirror Online, she revealed that she wasn’t even aware of the fact that Priyanka was the one who was signed before her. The only matter of her interest was that she was offered the role on the shoot of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. She stated, “I am unaware of who was selected before me for Bharat. Ali Abbas had spoken to me regarding the script and role of Bharat when I was shooting Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan.”

Adding on, the actress said, “Everyone has a different perspective of looking at things. I cannot be in every Salman Khan film. If Priyanka was chosen for this role then she had her own reasons for not doing it. Doing Bharat was written in my destiny and I am happy it came to me. When I read the script I simply loved it and I think this is the best role of mine so far.” On being the second choice for the role, she said, “The question of being the first or second choice doesn’t seem to be relevant to me at all. It’s also not about anyone’s ego.”

Though the ‘Namastey London’ actress remains unaffected by the fact that she was not the first choice there’s someone who seems infuriated and that’s none other than B-Town’s ‘Dabangg’, Salman Khan. In an interview, Salman opened up about Priyanka leaving the movie and said, “Initially, Priyanka was very keen to do this film. Ali (director Ali Abbas Zafar) and we all thought it was Katrina Kaif’s film. But “Katrina and I did Tiger Zinda Hai just before that and Ali said that we need a girl who is ‘Hindustani.’ I tried telling him, ‘Why can’t she (Katrina) pull off this role? She has been living in India for the last 20 years.’ But then Ali said, ‘Priyanka ka phone aaya tha‘ and it is also true that Priyanka and my sister Arpita Khan are good friends. After all this, the ‘Nick story’ happened, the embarrassing thing happened and she chose to get married.”

Well, what’s gone is gone and we look forward to the release of ‘Bharat’!


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