Bharat Producer calls Priyanka Chopra 'Unprofessional', Katrina Kaif may lead the role
Mumbai : Priyanka Chopra sudden decision to opt out of Salman Khan's Bharat appears to have annoyed her fans as well as some people in the industry. In an interview to mid-day, Nikhil Namit, the CEO of Reel Life Productions, who's the producer of the film, alleged that Priyanka intimated the team just two days ago, citing her act as "unprofessional". "Priyanka told us she had to exit due to her engagement, two days ago. It was a little unprofessional of her to do it so suddenly," mid-day quoted Nikhil Namit as saying.
It is believed that the Quantico actor is said to be reportedly engaged to Nick Jonas already, which might be the reason to her exit from Bharat (as hinted in Ali Abbas Zafar's tweet). The mid-day report also confirmed that Salman is on the look-out for a replacement with Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez as the credible choices.
However, another source told mid-day that Priyanka was informing the makers of Bharat about her probable resignation from the project. "Priyanka had been in talks with the Bharat team over the past two weeks about how she may have to opt out for personal reasons. Sensing Priyanka's iffy attitude, Salman initiated talks with Katrina during their Dabangg Reloaded Tour in the US. Other names including that of Jacqueline are also being tossed around," mid-day quoted the source as saying, who added that Katrina will probably sign the film soon.
In the meantime, fans are curious to know who will lead the role of heroine in Bharat and director Ali Abbas Zafar has an answer to that: "Yes yes yes ... we will announce the leading lady of Bharat soon.. We have been shooting non-stop and the simultaneously preparing for international schedules," he tweeted on Saturday morning. Salman Khan's Bharat also stars Disha Patani, Tabu and Nora Fatehi.