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Priyanka Chopra says she and Deepika Padukone are still friends

Priyanka Chopra says there is no change in her equation with Deepika Padukone contrary to reports of a fight between them.

Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone

It was reported that since there is a competition between Priyanka and Deepika - both are trying to make a mark in Hollywood - their friendship has gone kaput.

"You (media) said we are friends. Earlier, you all (media) used to write we are BFF (best friend forever) so how did this change, why and how it changed? I did not say it (equation) has changed, you said it has changed," Priyanka told reporters here at an event.

"I am clarifying that whatever was earlier it is same today also. Your perspective has changed and that shouldn't have happened," the 33-year-old actress said, dismissing suggestions that their friendship has turned sour.

The 'Bajirao Mastani' co-stars have umpteen times in the past said they are friends. In fact, Deepika had said Priyanka was her first friend when she entered Bollywood nearly a decade ago.

Priyanka has made a name for herself on small screen in the US through her television show 'Quantico' and now she will be making her debut in Hollywood with "Baywatch".

Apparently, it was reported that the team of "Piku" actress is trying to get good projects for her. Asked about this, Priyanka said, "Ask her team. My team is not trying. It doesn't make sense for me to answer about someone else...I don't pay attention to what others are doing.

"My career has been very solitary. My career has nothing to do with the success and failure of others."

The former Miss World said she is trying to open doors globally for Indian actors.

"I am trying to open doors for others (Indian actors) by representing Indian film industry (at the international level). I hope a lot of south Asian actors get entry on global level. Whoever gets good work I will always wish them well. I would wish them more success than me."

According to gossip mills were abuzz "Bajirao Mastani" stars apparently declined to to perform on "Pinga" at the recently concluded IIFA Awards at Madrid.

Quiz the "Don" actress on this and she says, "I have no idea... It would be better to ask IIFA team. All I know is that it was suppose to happen but then I don't know what happened and why it did not happen. I have no idea... You have to ask IIFA I am sure they would know."

Priyanka was talking to the media at special edition launch of Maxim magazine, in which she has topped the list for the hottest woman of the decade.

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