Priyanka Chopra's career is not exactly going great guns contrary to expectations. Is it because she has managed to make several enemies along the way...
Instead of feeling over the moon with the success of her last film Agneepath, looks like Priyanka Chopra has hardly anything to cheer about. In the past few months, PC has been attracting attention for all the wrong reasons. From her film, her friends and her love life, everything seems to be attracting controversies. So what has really forced a bunch of Bollywood biggies to sideline this leading lady? Read on...
Friends no more
They say Bollywood isn't really a place to make friends and these days, no one knows it better than PC. Her link-up with Shah Rukh Khan has cost her more than what she could have imagined. Ever since the SRK's Eid bash in 2011, the entire coterie of star wives has apparently kept away from Priyanka.
Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra
Mehr Rampal steps in
Says a source, "Even at the bash she was confronted by Mehr Rampal about why she was at the party when she wasn't really a part of their clique or family. Shah Rukh however stood up and defended her then." However, post that party Gauri's friends have made sure Priyanka isn't part of any of their social gatherings.
Gauri Khan with Hrithik Roshan at the Agneepath success bash
No place for PC at Agneepath success party
In fact all this is apparently the reason she wasn't present at Hrithik Roshan's Agneepath success party. Adds the source, "They said she couldn't attend the party because of some brand endorsements in Hyderabad, but the fact is that she wasn't invited. It was a party where Hrithik was celebrating the success of his film with his closest gang and obviously they did not want any unnecessary tension. In fact, Hrithik even tweeted a picture with Gauri saying she is the most beautiful woman in the world. Now that goes to prove how much Sussanne and he care for Gauri."
KJo gives PC a cold shoulder
Strangely, Karan Johar too seems to have joined the list of people who want little to do with the actress. Adds the source, "She was sidelined during the promotions of Agneepath as well, because Karan isn't too happy about the rumours doing the rounds."
PC's quick fix: In fact, it is Priyanka who is trying to go out of the way to make amends to no avail. She recently went up to Kareena Kapoor and hugged her at an awards event.
Films no more
Apart from the films she had already committed to over a year ago, there's nothing new coming her way. In fact, besides SRK, none of the senior superstars want to work with her. Says a source, "Salman has had a problem with her ever since God Tussi Great Ho. Akshay Kumar won't work with her. And Aamir Khan does not have an equation with her."
At the moment she is working on Rakesh Roshan's Krissh 2, Anurag Basu's Barfi (Anurag too had a problem with PC throwing tantrums) and Kunal Kohli's Teri Meri Kahani opposite Shahid Kapoor. However we hear that she completely ignored her ex-beau Shahid during a recent award function in Macau. Adds a source, "She has had a love-hate relationship with Shahid and though she is doing a film with him, they don't share the kind of friendship they used to at one point."
No other film with KJo
And last we heard Karan Johar clarifying to the media that he hasn't signed any film with Miss Chopra. Adds the source, "She has been part of one of Dharma's biggest hits to date, Agneepath. It's strange that despite that Karan hinted that he isn't really working with PC anytime soon."
PC's quick fix: We hear that PC now plans to devote more time to her music and is also planning a few concerts. In fact, the Creative Artist Agency (CAA) of Hollywood has signed her on as their first Bollywood client. Priyanka Chopra remained unavailable for comment.