Did Priyanka Chopra skip IIFA Awards for getting paid lesser than Salman Khan?
Rumours are rife that Bollywood actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra did not attend IIFA Awards this year, because she was offered lesser remuneration than Salman Khan
Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan
Priyanka Chopra's absense from IIFa Awards 2017 was quite surprising and it did not go unnoticed from the prying eyes of the audiences and media. Priyanka, gave the reason that since she was celebrating her birthday and promoting her Marathi film as a producer, she decided to skip the 18th leg of IIFA Awards. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Piggy Chops did not attend the ceremony because she was offered less remuneration. Furthermore, the report stated that she was irked even further, when her remunaration was said to be less than that of Salman Khan.
The organizers wanted to Priyanka Chopra to perform, just the way she had performed last year and walked with an award, but talks failed through when she found out that she was offered lesser pay than a male superstar. Rumour has it that the male superstar in question is Salman Khan. At the IIFA press conference in New York, the actor had said, "I don't receive awards, I just perform on stage. If they want me for such a bad performance that they are paying me for it, I'm more than happy."
On the workfront, Priyanka Chopra will be next seen in two Hollywood films, ' A Kid Like Jake' and 'Isn't It Romantic'?. Speculations are rife that she is being offered to play 'Amrita Pritam' in the biopic on poet Sahir Ludhianvi, a film which will be helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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