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Priyanka will always be close to my heart: SRK

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 27, 2012
First Published: 18:33 IST(27/11/2012) | Last Updated: 02:43 IST(28/11/2012)

Those who felt that actor Shah Rukh didn’t support Priyanka Chopra when she was cornered by sections of Bollywood following their alleged affair, can take heart. At a recent event SRK not only defended Priyanka but admitted that she was treated unfairly.

The actor was speaking to CNN IBN recently when he said, "(I) Feel extremely sorry, for she (Priyanka) wasn’t shown the respect I show her, or other women. Priyanka Chopra is one of the closest friends that I have, she is very close to my heart, and always will be."

A fan of Priyanka who was present at the meet cut a CD of the interview and sent it to Priyanka, who is currently busy shooting for Zanjeer in Hyderabad.

"She was touched by the fan’s gesture," said a source close to her.

While saying that Priyanka was not shown respect, SRK may have been referring to a tweet by his friend, filmmaker Karan Johar, in which he had taken on Priyanka following an article, that quoted an anonymous friend of Priyanka’s saying that if women are insecure about their relationships with their husbands, they should sort it out with them.

The article also mentioned a powerful producer-director who was being unkind to PeeCee behind her back. "Using their hired PR machinery and hiding behind so called 'friends' to get news into tabloids is nothing but spineless and lame!!!" Karan had tweeted.

However, later the two sorted their differences amicably.



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