Priyanka Chopra skips IIFA 2017 in New York, makes surprise visit to Mumbai

Jul 14, 2017, 08:40 IST | Shaheen Parkar

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 on Thursday morning

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

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 on Thursday morning. Considering PeeCee has made the Big Apple 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."

Priyanka Chopra at Mumbai airport
Priyanka Chopra at Mumbai airport. Pic/Yogen Shah

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 today. PeeCee and her mother Madhu will address the media at a Juhu five-star this evening." The actress is slated to leave Mumbai on Sunday, well after the awards event wraps up in New York.

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