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Bharat director opens up about 'being mad at Priyanka' rumors

According to The Grapevine, Priyanka's exit left the team of Bharat fuming. Director Ali Abbas Zafar refuted such rumors in a recent interview with a leading daily.


Priyanka had to leave the project because of her wedding plans with Nick Jonas. However, the filmmaker did not hold this against her. He said, "She is a dear friend, so I can't feel hurt or angry with her. Priyanka also came with very valid reasons and I couldn't say no to them. Somebody who is part of the fraternity needs to value your professional as well as your personal life. We can't be insensitive and I am not that kind of a person. I understood her point and where she was coming from.”

It was rumored that Salman Khan was miffed with the actress because of her unceremonious exit. Apparently, he was so disappointed with her 'unprofessionalism' that he vowed to never work with her again. But clearing the air, Ali said, "I don't think we are so shallow that we will be angry with someone or term that unprofessional. When people don't know about the real story, they tend to interpret it in their own way”. He added that there was "no bad blood" between any of them.

The film 'Bharat' is a remake of the Korean drama 'An Ode To My Father'. The movie features Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Nora Fatehi in pivotal roles and is set to be released on Eid 2019.

Mrigaya  Dham