Priyanka Chopra surprised everyone when she left Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat to get engaged to Nick Jonas. While Ali wished her happiness for the future, Salman Khan was not too pleased. In a recent interview to a daily, Salman revealed that it was Priyanka, who was dying to work on this project and had made several calls to his sister for it.
Salman Khan said, ''I told her, 'If you are getting engaged, what's the need (of exiting the project)?' Then she said, 'Shaadi karni hai' to which I said 'Toh shaadi kar lo'. Priyanka's work was for 75-80 days.''
Salman Tried To Convince Priyanka
''Shaadi ke liye chaar din ka preparation, aur chaar din ki shaadi, aath din ke andar ho gayi aur phir uske baad honeymoon. (It takes four days of preparation, four days for the wedding, it's done in eight days and then the honeymoon.) So, we said we will work it out. But she was very clear that she didn't want to be a part of the film.''
'She Called Up Arpita A Thousand Times'
''It must have been very difficult for her to make this decision because she was very keen to work on this project. She called up Arpita a thousand times, saying, ‘I want to work with Salman'.''
‘Priyanka Even Called Ali'
''She has even called up Ali (Abbas Zafar, director) and told him, ‘See if you can get me something in this film'.''
‘Priyanka Does Not Want To Work With Me'
''Not doing this had to be because of the wedding or because she doesn't want to work with me anymore. It could also be because she doesn't want to work in humari industry (Bollywood) or wants to work only in Hollywood.''
‘It Was Really Large-hearted Of Katrina'
''Whatever she wants to do, I wish her all the best in life. We are glad that she is engaged and happy. It was really large-hearted of Katrina. She had to speak with Shahrukh Khan and work out her dates (for Zero)."
Shahrukh Shifted The Dates For Our Film
"It was also very sweet of Shahrukh to shift the dates of his project that he is working so hard on. I am also a part of it and have done a song in it.''