Says a source present at the awards event. "Priyanka is furious that Ashutosh went on a public platform and questioned her Best Actress award for Fashion." Moments after PC collected her award and returned to her seat, Ashutosh went up to collect his award for the Best Director. The first thing he uttered after grabbing the mike was, "Priyanka I love you, but I don't know how you got the award for Best Actress when Aishwarya was also nominated in the same category for Jodhaa Akbar."
A hush fell over the entire gathering. Ashu realised that he'd gone too far. And added, "Maybe it is because you are very hard-working and she is a natural." When he realised that in stead of improving matters, he'd made it worse he then put the blame on Jaya Bachchan, who was standing besides him. He said, "Jayaji was just asking me the same thing."Priyanka looked like she'd been struck by lightning. She didn't know whether to cry or just run out considering her own director was humiliating her in public.
Unlike Ashu, who made a scene at an earlier awards event, Piggy Chops kept her dignity and smiled through the proceedings. It was only after she left the venue did she let her feelings known. She spoke to a few people close to her and told them how disgusted she was with the director for questioning her talent, when she'd won the Best Actress at every function this year.