Talking to CNN-IBN, SRK said, "(I) Feel extremely sorry, for she (Priyanka) wasn't shown the respect I show her, or other women. Priyanka Chopra is one of the closest friends that I have, she is very close to my heart, and always will be."
Interestingly, it was Shahrukh Khan's closet friend Karan Johar who slammed Priyanka Chopra on micro blogging site Twitter. But even Karan later confessed that it was not the right thing to do. However, both Karan and Priyanka patched up later on Karan's birthday.
Hmmm... it seems that come what may Shahrukh will not give up his friendship with Piggy Chops!