Check what Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar has to say about Priyanka Chopra’s exit from the film


Salman Khan’s starrer movie Bharat has been successful in achieving the buzz after it was announced by the director Ali Abbas Zafar. In the mid of last year, the film received enormous fame when its lead actress, Priyanka Chopra refused to work in the movie at the last moment. After the actress’ exit, the director of the movie welcomed Katrina Kaif to star against Salman Khan in the movie.

Ali introduced the audience with the exit of Priyanka Chopra from the movie by tweeting the same on the internet which further left the viewers awestruck. Now, months after the incident took place and the flourishing rumours about the actor and director of the movie being annoyed for the sudden decision of PeeCee, both of them have opened for the same.

Involved in the recent chat with Filmfare, the director said, "Well, well, well… there were a lot of things that she was busy with. But I’m not gonna say anything more about my ‘nick in time’ comment on Twitter. We all know the reality and the truth of the situation. As I’ve always maintained, we, as team Bharat, are extremely happy for Priyanka and where she’s in life right now."

Taking the discussion forward Abbas also stated, “Whether it was the producers, Salman or me, as adults we understood her reasons and let her go. There’s only happiness between us. We’re friends and will always be friends."

Both, Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar had Bajirao Mastani actor Priyanka Chopra as their first choice for the lead actress of the movie. However, after her exit from the movie, she left the Khan family including the actor and his sister Arpita in a shocked state. After a while, Sultan actor, in a press conference, expressed his anger for the actress saying, "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 and told him, See if you can get me something in this film."

Furthermore, the actor added, “Not doing this had to be because of the wedding or because she doesn't t want to work with me anymore. It could also be because she doesn't want to work in ''humari' industry 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.”

On a relatable note, we will now see Zero actress Katrina Kaif working as the lead actress in the movie. The shooting for the movie has once again started. Priyanka, who has recently tied the knot with Nick Jonas invited Salman Bhai on her wedding reception. The movie, till now, is scheduled to release in the mid of the year.

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