The actor's coterie is apparently not too pleased with his growing fondness for her
Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra have become quite an 'item' of late.
While no one has yet cast any romantic aspersions on their friendship, it seems that King Khan's soft corner for Piggy Chops has not gone down too well with wife as well as their star-studded coterie.
The actress got a taste of their distaste for her recently, when she attended the Eid celebrations at Mannat. While there have been reports of Gauri Khan snubbing her at the party, apparently there was more drama.Video: Is Gauri at war with Priyanka?
Informs a source, "Towards the end of the party, after many celebrities had left, Mehr pointed to SRK that not many people (including Gauri) were too fond of Priyanka. She asked him why Priyanka had been invited at all."
The actor-filmmaker, apparently, was in no mood to be questioned about his guest list. "SRK told Mehr that Priyanka is a very good friend just like she and many others were to him.
And if she had any problems, Mehr should address them directly with Priyanka, and not question SRK about inviting her over for his Eid party."
However, while SRK stood by PC during this confrontation, it seems he was unaware of his Don 2 heroine being snubbed by Gauri.
Reportedly, Hrithik, briefly after sauntering in, stopped to chat with his Agneepath heroine. Buzz is that they had barely exchanged pleasantries when Gauri stepped in and whisked the actor away to meet their other friends.
Interestingly, this is not the first time SRK has supported Priyanka. Years ago, when she was going through legal hurdles posed by ex business manager Prakash Jaju, she is said to have sought his help during the Temptation tour.