It was an important morning today as Priyanka Chopra was officially announced as the leading lady opposite Salman Khan in Bharat. Though speculations were rife that the Quantico star will be paired opposite her Mujhse Shaadi Karogi co-star after a gap of 10 long years, we were awaiting an official announcement and here it is! It would be after two years that Priyanka will return to Bollywood after Jai Gangaajal that tanked at the box office in 2016. PeeCee was always keen on signing a strong role that would justify her return, and guess Bharat fits all the norms aptly. After starring in movies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Salaam-e-Ishq and God Tussi Great Ho, it would be interesting to see this pair reunite on big screen after almost a decade. And though the reunion is finally happening, there were instances where Priyanka was almost signed opposite Salman in one and was in talks for another, but the projects didn't work out. The movies in question here are London Dreams and Main Aur Mrs Khanna. Also Read: Exclusive! Salman Khan fans will rejoice as both Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif join him for Bharat
Yes, before Asin came on board, Priyanka was actually offered the lead role in this Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn starrer, but unfortunately she never signed the dotted lines. In one of her early interactions, when the actress was asked to throw some light on this incident, she simply said, "I was approached for the film (London Dreams) but I don't know what happened after that. They were talking to my secretary." Well, had the actress signed the movie then, the wait of 1o years would have been 8 instead, right? Coming to Main Aur Mrs Khanna, it was PeeCee who rejected the offer and eventually Kareena was signed for the same. Also Read: Get ready to witness 5 different looks of Salman Khan in Bharat; shooting begins from June 2018
The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial just got bigger after Priyanka Chopra - an international star today came on board. The curiosity for this period drama has just intensified, courtesy the hit combination of Ali-Salman and the addition of Priyanka to that. And as we already mentioned, Katrina too will reunite with Salman for this project so it's like a triple treat for all their fans. How far is 2019?
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