MUMBAI: In the recent times Priyanka Chopra has not been in the news for the right reasons.
Firstly Omung Kumar had issues with her as she was ‘interfering too much’ in the creative process of ‘Mary Kom’, secondly ‘Zanjeer’s’ fate at the box office, her alleged affair with Shah Rukh Khan, issues with director Karan Johar – well the list is endless.
If this was not enough Priyanka Chopra’s absence in the first trailer launch of ‘Krrish 3’ has also raised quite a lot of eyebrows.
Apparently Priyanka has been busy with her singing career in Hollywood and that was the reason sited form her absence. However, Priyanka did appear in a video to congratulate the team on the launch of the trailer of ‘Krrish 3’ but that was that.
If sources are to be believed then Priyanka Chopra has refused to be seen publicly with co-star Kangana Ranaut who plays a mutant named Kaaya in ‘Krrish 3’, weeks before the release of the film.
This is not the first time that both Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut have worked together. They were seen sharing screen space in Madhur Bhandarkar’s 2008 film ‘Fashion’, which fetched both the ladies a National Award each for their performances.
Priyanka won the National Award for Best Actress as small town girl-turned-supermodel Meghna and Kangana won the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her scene-stealing portrayal as drug-addicted, troubled supermodel Shonali.
Recently in an article it was reported that Priyanka was not happy with the length of her role in ‘Krrish 3’.
Priyanka will be seen in a leading role, romancing the superhero ‘Krrish’ played by Hrithik Roshan, while Kangana will be seen in a negative, supporting role. But herein lies the twist. Playing the damsel in distress is hardly exciting. There’s only so much for the leading lady to do other than be rescued by the knight in black leather. Kangana, on the other hand, is more than a pretty face – she plays a mutant and that provides the actor in her with a huge canvas to play with.
Priyanka may have ‘Gunday’ and ‘The Mary Kom’ biopic in her kitty, but she has probably seen the first cut of ‘Krrish 3’ and realized that Kangana’s mutant could perhaps be the talking point of 2013’s most awaited film.
There is still some time before ‘Krrish 3’ hits the screens worldwide. We’ll soon see how the events unfold as the many rounds of promotions still remain.