Priyanka Chopra may have lost the National Award for Best Actress to Kangna Ranaut, but she seems to be going the whole hog to hail the latter's achievement. Apart from congratulating her on Twitter, sources say PC also had a phone conversation with Kangs that lasted nearly half an hour.
Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut
A source says, "The two actress had become good friends during their 'Fashion' (2008) days, but gradually drifted apart and did not acknowledge each other anymore. But now it looks like Priyanka wants to renew her friendship with Kangna."
Priyanka's 'Mary Kom' won the Best Popular Film honour while Kangna's 'Queen' bagged two awards in the Best Actress and Best Hindi Film categories. The 62nd National Awards were announced on Tuesday.
Adds the source, "PC is in the US for her American TV show 'Quantico' while Kangna is shooting for her upcoming film in Haryana. On Tuesday night, Priyanka called her ex-friend and chatted for at least 30 minutes, saying she was proud of her achievements, especially since she too hails from a small town and does not have a film background."
Priyanka's spokesperson confirms the story.
Reportedly, Kangna was upset during the making of her film 'Shootout in Wadala' (2013) when PeeCee (who only did an item number in the film) was given more prominence than her.
The same year, Priyanka was said to be maintaining distance from the 'Queen' actress as she felt she had a 'less meatier' role in 'Krrish 3'.