Mumbai: After a humongous success of the historical epic Bajirao-Mastani, the brilliant film maker Sanjay Leela Bansali expressed his keen to collaborate again with global icon turned 'Desi girl' Priyanka Chopra on several occasions.
If sources are to be believed, Bansali had plans to cast Priyanka in his next mega-project but he stepped back due to the recent fall-out between Bollywood Bhaijaan Salman Khan and Priyanka over the former's latest release 'Bharat'.
As it is known that the Quantico star was offered 'Bharat' before Katrina Kaif but she turned it down because of her marriage preparations with American pop-star Nick Jonas. That had reportedly pricked a nerve of Bhaijaan.
A close one of Salman earlier said Bollywood Humgama, "You think Bhai will ever work with her again? Not in this life. Bhansali had to choose between Bhai and Priyanka. And the choice is a no-brainer."
During the promotional events of 'Bharat', the B-Town's Dabangg had taunted Priyanka for taking an exit from the project. He ended many of the conversations saying "Thank You Priyanka".
PeeCee's fans felt offended when Salman was quoted saying, "Over Bharat, she chose USA in the ‘nick' of time. She has worked all her life so hard and when she got the biggest film of her life, she dumped the film and got married. Hats off! Usually people leave the husbands for this."
Later, Bhaijaan clarified that he had no issues with Priyanka and whatever he said was in good humour. His intension was to tease Katrina and not humiliate Priyanka. He also added that he respected Priyanka for the fact that she turned down the movie knowing that she might upset him. And yet she chose love over work.
If things have really settled in between the two super-stars, fans wonder why Priyanka is not a part of Bansali's 'Inshallah' opposite Salman. Has everything really calmed down or there are still some fumes left between the duo... ?