Priyanka Chopra opted out of Bharat, Salman Khan spills the real beans

Hanima Anand |Sep 12, 2018

Did PeeCee meet Salman in Dubai to ask for a role in Bharat?

Just two days after 'Bharat' shoot had begun, Priyanka Chopra informed her withdraw from the project. Before that, the Big Boss actor revealed: "She had called up Arpita at thousand times" to persuade for a "heroin role" in 'Bharat'.

Not only called up film's director, but rumors has also been spreading around that she even flew to Dubai to meet Salman Khan. Here, she gained the confidence of Salman Khan and was chosen for the lead role. Thereafter, took to Twitter, the filmmaker announced the appearance of the former beauty queen.

Salman Welcome Priyanka Twitter
Salman Khan on Twitter welcomed Priyanka Chopra to 'Bharat'

However, "when she finally got it she didn't want to do it", a Bigg Boss 11's close friend leaked.  While media has been hypothesizing for the reason, Salman Khan finally broke out of silence and spills the real beans.

"A very very special reason"

"Yes Priyanka no more part of Bharat and the reason is very very special, she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her... Team Bharat wishes Priyanka Chopra loads of love and happiness for life" -director Ali Abbas Zafar shared on his social media.

Ali Abbas Zafar
Director Ali Abbas Zafar reveals 'a very special' reason to Priyanka Chopra left

Reportedly, Priyanka Chopra soon to tie the knots with the American singer Nick Jonas.

The 'pay cheque' reason

Apart from the official announcement for Peecee exit, there is also another part of the story. And the 'pay cheque' could be one of the problems. 'Bharat' offered up to Rs 6.5 for Priyanka contribution which seems not appealing offer to the actress

Priyanka Chopra Dress Engagement Party Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra in an engagement party with Nick Jonas

The Cast issue

Moreover to Priyanka ouster, the additions to the cast also led to Priyanka exit. In detail, Tabu and Disha Patani were casted for Salman Khan's film. In which cited Priyanka's concern about 'overshadowing' in the movie.

Salman Khan spills the real beans

Dispose of rumors have been spreading around, Salman Khan finally gave his words in an interaction with media.


"Not doing this had to be because of the wedding or because she doesn't want to work with me anymore. It could also because she doesn't want to work in the humari industry (Bollywood) or want 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 the work front

In the meantime, Katrina Kaif was selected to replace Priyanka Chopra role. Initially, 'Bharat' producer considered Katrina at first place for the lead role. Currently, Katrina is shooting 'Zero' with Shahrukh Khan and also busy with 'Thugs of Hindostan'.

Bharat first look

'Bharat' expected date to release as soon as in 2019.

>>> Also read: Disha Patani Reveals Working With Salman Khan Make Her Feel Comfortable


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