What's the need to exit movie for engagement, maybe Priyanka doesn't want to work in Bollywood anymore: Salman Khan
The news of Priyanka Chopra making an impromptu exit from the team of Salman Khan starrer Bharat came as a shock to the fans. Apparently, just a few days before shooting for the much-anticipated film, Desi Girl moved out of the project due to her engagement to Nick Jonas. Soon after Priyanka's exit, the buzz was that Priyanka's exit hasn't gone down too well with Salman. Salman in a recent interview to a leading daily revealed that he holds no grudge against the actress.
"She (Priyanka) had a reason to do that. It's just that the project got stuck. Had we known earlier, we could have worked it out better. She was getting engaged and I told her, 'If you are getting engaged, what's the need (of exiting the project)?' Then she said, 'Shaadi karni hai' to which I said 'Toh shaadi kar lo'."
"Priyanka's work was for 75-80 days. Shaadi ke liye chaar din ka preparation, aur chaar din ki shaadi, aath din ke andar ho gayi aur phir uske baad honeymoon. So, we said we will work it out. But she was very clear that she didn't want to be a part of the film," he added. Salman, who is now working with Katrina Kaif in the film, also revealed that Priyanka was initially keen to work on the project. He said that the actress had called Salman's sister Arpita many times telling her that she wants to work with the actor.
"It must have been very difficult for her to make this decision because she was very keen to work on this project. She has called up Arpita a thousand times, saying, 'I want to work with Salman'. She has even called up Ali (Abbas Zafar, director) and told him, 'See if you can get me something in this film'." He also said that he doesn't know about the real reason behind her exit from the film.
"Not doing this had to be because of the wedding or because she doesn't want to work with me anymore. It could also be because she doesn't want to work in humari industry (Bollywood) or wants to work only in Hollywood. Whatever she wants to do, I wish her all the best in life. We are glad that she is engaged and happy," added Salman.