In news that surprised everyone in the entertainment industry, Priyanka Chopra has walked out on Bharat, leaving Salman Khan without a supporting actress to compliment his role. When she announced the decision, she told the team she has bigger projects on the horizon to attend to, but rumor has it the real reason is her upcoming marriage to Nick Jonas. Director Ali Abbas Zafar confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday, saying “Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special, she told us in the Nick of time about her decision, and we are very happy for her… Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life.” He definitely seems to be throwing out hints at a future between Priyanka and Nick!
Rumour has it that Katrina Kaif may replace Priyanka as the leading lady in Bharat, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Currently, Katrina has her hands full with the shooting of Zero, which is scheduled to release in December – so it’s possible she may be too busy with other projects. However, Katrina is well acquainted with Ali Abbas Zafar, making her a natural choice for the director. We will have to wait and see who he picks for the leading lady of his film!
Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her … Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life 😊😉😍
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 27, 2018
Meanwhile, although Priyanka’s relationship with Nick isn’t official to the media yet, we can assume from Zafar’s winking Twitter post that there’s big news for them on the horizon. The couple reportedly met at the 2017 Met Gala in May, so enough time has passed for something serious to transpire between them. Nick has posted pics of Priyanka to his Instagram, naysaying ‘haters’ who have accused them of dating as a publicity stunt. The two of them have been spotted together more and more recently, the most recent significant appearance being at Priyanka’s 36th birthday party in London.
Apparently, Nick proposed to her during this party – there have been inside reports that he closed down a Tiffany’s in New York to buy a ring for Priyanka. The actress has told the media she wants to have kids in the next 10 years, and also wants to develop her nonprofit for kids who want an education but can’t afford it. She says she’s a live-in-the-moment type of person, but at the same time seems to have some very serious goals for the future – so we’re happy that she is able to prioritize, even if it means we won’t get to see her in Bharat. Only time will tell if the rumors are true about Priyanka and Nick, but some sources are saying the wedding may happen as early as October! We are happy for Priyanka and Nick, and wish them all the best for the future – and will wait eagerly to see who will take her spot in Bharat!