Photos: Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone at Mumbai airport
While the who's who of Bollywood is headed to New York for the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, Priyanka Chopra slipped into Mumbai . All pictures/Yogen Shah
Considering Priyanka Chopra has made New York her home over the last two years, it's surprising that she flew back to Mumbai at a time when the awards are happening in her backyard
Explaining her absence from the awards gala, a source says, "With (American series) Quantico and some international films, like Isn't It Romantic? and 'A Kid Like Jake' in her kitty, Priyanka now considers herself a Hollywood star. She perhaps thought it best to stay away from IIFA this year."
When mid-day got in touch with her spokesperson, she said, "Priyanka Chopra had not made any commitment to the awards show organisers, so there's no question of her skipping it. She's in Mumbai as her Marathi production, 'Kay Re Rascala', releases on Friday. PeeCee and her mother Madhu will address the media at a Juhu five-star this evening."
Priyanka Chopra is slated to leave Mumbai on Sunday, well after the awards event wraps up in New York
Sunny Leone was also spotted at the Mumbai airport
Sunny Leone was with husband Daniel Weber
Sunny Leone all smiles as she posed for photographers before leaving
Anil Kapoor spotted at the Mumbai airport on his way to New York for IIFA Awards