Salman opens up about Priyanka’s exit from ‘Bharat’

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has finally responded to Priyanka Chopra’s sudden exit from Bharat. Salman and Priyanaka were to act together after a long time.

During his interaction with the media at the trailer launch of his new production film Loveratri, Khan said that Priyanka informed them about leaving the film 10 days before her shoot began.

“I am really happy for her. Had we known that she has signed such a big film in Hollywood and known it well in advance, we would not have stopped her from leaving our film. She told us at the very last moment, just 10 days before shoot. My shooting had already begun but we got to know she wants to leave the film just 10 days before shoot,” said Salman.

Further, the actor stated that he was supportive of Priyanka’s decision. “We said of course, if you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. We were given different reasons back then. But whatever the reason may be, the wedding, the movie, or if she doesn’t want to work in an Indian movie, or doesn’t want to work with me, or work only in Hollywood film and TV, these are her reasons. We are really happy and supportive about her doing good work.

“So what if she doesn’t work here? She is making India proud out there. If she doesn’t work with Salman but works with a big hero in Hollywood, she is making India proud,” he added.

The news that Chopra would no longer be a part of Bharat owing to a very special reason was shared by Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar on 27 July.

He wrote in a tweet that Priyanka was leaving the film in the ‘Nick of time’, hunting at her reported engagement to singer Nick Jonas. It was later revealed that she has also signed an action movie, Cowboy Ninja Viking with Chris Pratt.

Recently, it was announced that Katrina Kaif, who was the original choice for the makers, had replaced Priyanka in Bharat.