It's ok if Priyanka Chopra doesn't want to work with me, she is working with a big Hollywood hero: Salman Khan
Priyanka Chopra exiting Salman Khan-starrer Bharat was a big news. Whether or not the reason was Priyanka's engagement with pop star Nick Jonas, what shook most people was her decision to walk out of a 'Salman movie'.
Speaking at the trailer launch of his new production Loveratri, Salman reportedly told the media, "Whatever be the reason... if she doesn't want to work with Salman Khan, it's okay" and that team Bharat would 'never have stopped her' had they known the actress had bagged a big Hollywood film. The film he is referring to is Cowboy Ninja Viking, starring Chris Pratt.
"I am really happy for her. Had we known earlier that she has signed a big film in Hollywood, we would have never stopped her. My shooting had begun. We got to know about her decision of leaving the film at the end moment - just 10 days before her schedule. Priyanka had come home and I told her, 'It's okay if you don't want to do it'. At that time, we were given some other reason. Whatever may be the reason - be it marriage or picture or her not being willing to work in India or with me, it's her reason and we are really supportive about her doing good work. If she does not want to work with Salman Khan, it's okay; she's working with a big hero in Hollywood."
While Priyanka Chopra has chosen to remain silent about speculation over why she quit Bharat, she recently revealed to a news agency, "Everything about me is not for public consumption. 90 per cent of my life is for public consumption, but 10 per cent of it is for me."
Salman also reportedly thanked Katrina Kaif, who despite her hectic schedule was willing to replace her in the movie. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is slated to hit theatres on June 5 next year.