Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's spokesperson has today confirmed that the director was not in talks with Priyanka Chopra for any project. Days after Priyanka walked out of Salman Khan's Bharat, reports emerged that she has also quit Bhansali's gangster drama movie, based on the life of female gangster Gangubai Kothewali.
"Sanjay Bhansali has a lot of love and regard for Priyanka Chopra, however, no such film has been discussed," the director's spokesperson said in a statement. Bhansali and Priyanka have worked together on Bajirao Mastani and Mary Kom. Priyanka also did a special song for his film Ram-Leela.
In Bollywood, the Quantico star will next be seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink opposite Farhan Akhtar. The actress is constantly in the headlines for making a sudden exit from Salman Khan's Bharat.
Recently, at a trailer launch event, Salman Khan also talked about her exit and said, "We got to know about it at the end moment and that too 10 days before the start of shooting. We got to know that she wants to leave the film and she has gone home."
"That time some other reasons were given to us. That (Priyanka's rumoured engagement to Nick) might also be the reason but this (her Hollywood project) is also a reason. Whatever the reason, whether marriage or film, or she does not want to work in India or she does not want to work with me and in only Hollywood films and TV shows, it's hers," he said.
"We are happy and supportive about her doing really good work. So what if she is not working here. She is making India proud. If she does not want to work with Salman Khan, at least she is working with a big hero of Hollywood. So we are okay with that," he had concluded.