Salman Khan: Priyanka called Ali Abbas Zafar and said she wanted to do ‘Bharat’

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Superstar Salman Khan is gearing up to treat us with his upcoming film ‘Bharat’. Ever since the film was announced, everyone was eagerly looking forward to it as it also happened to be desi girl Priyanka Chopra‘s homecoming film. However, much to everyone’s displeasure, the actress walked out of the film just a few days before the shooting was about to begin.

Later, several reasons behind her sudden decision cropped up. Director Ali Abbas Zafar claimed that it was due to some personal reason that Priyanka walked out of the film. Then it was said that the actress chose to do so because of her engagement with her beau Nick Jonas, whereas some reports claimed that she did it because she had bagged an international project.

Priyanka was the first choice of director Ali Abbas Zafar for ‘Bharat’, but now that she is no longer a part of this project, Katrina Kaif has stepped in for her role. In a recent interview with Mid-Day, Salman Khan shared about how happy he is to have Katrina Kaif onboard. Interestingly, he also made a revelation that it was Priyanka who had approached Ali for ‘Bharat’.

The actor was quoted saying in the daily as, “It was sweet of her(Priyanka Chopra) to tell us five days before the shoot that she couldn’t do ‘Bharat’. I’m glad Katrina is part of the film. She was Atul Agnihotri’s first choice. But Priyanka called Ali Abbas Zafar and said she wanted to do ‘Bharat’, so we considered her.”

Now, that was something. Priyanka first approached the makers herself and then walked out of it just days before the film went on floors. We wonder what she has to say about this now.

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