Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra were supposed to reunite on screen after 10 years but the actress decided to walk out of the project. Post speculations and rumours about a feud between the actors, Salman Khan has finally addressed the issue.
During the trailer launch of Loveratri starring Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, the actor was asked why the Quantico star opted out of the film. According to a report in Pinkvilla, Salman replied, “I am really happy for her. Uss waqt hum ko ye pata chalta ke unhone wahan par koi bahut badi film sign ki hai aur hume thoda pehla pata chalta to hum waise bhi usko kabhi rokte nahi (If we had any idea that she has already signed a Hollywood film before hand we would have never stopped her).”
“End moment pe pata chala, shooting ke 10 din pehle pata chala. Shooting shuru ho gayi thi meri, par unke schedule se 10 din pehle pata chala ki who picture chhodna chahti hai (We got to know about it at the end moment, 10 days before the shooting schedule started),” he continued.
Salman also went on to talk about the reason why Priyanka could have walked out. “We said of course, if you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. Uss waqt kuchh alag reason diye gaye the hame (We were given another reason back then.) Jo bhi reason hai, shaadi ka reason ho, ya picture ka reason ho, ya unko India main nahi kaam karna, ya mere saath nahi kaam karna, sirf Hollywood film aur TV show karna hai, wo unka reason hai. (Whatever the reason is, be it her wedding, a Hollywood film or the fact that she does not want to work with me, it’s her reason.) We are really happy and supportive about her doing good work,” he said.
“Agar yahan pe kaam nahi kare to kya hua, waha pe to who Hindustan ka naam roshan kar rahi hai. Agar Salman Khan ke saath kaam nahi karna, waha ke kisi bade hero ke saath kaam kar rahi hai to Hindustan ka naam to roshan hota hai na(If she doesn’t want to work here, she is making our country proud in Hollywood anyway. If she doesn’t want to work with Salman Khan, she might work with some top actor in Hollywood and make our country proud,” Salman concluded.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra has not said anything about her decision yet. On the work front, she will now be starring alongside Chris Patt in forthcoming film Cowboy Ninja Viking.