Talk of a rumour spreading like wildfire in Bollywood, and this one takes the cake. Ever since Priyanka Chopra performed on Bajirao Mastani’s hit song, Pingaa, without Deepika Padukone at the Interational Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Madrid (Spain) recently, tongues started wagging about a possible rift between the two leading ladies of the industry.
Some reports claimed that Deepika refused to perform with Priyanka on the song as things are not exactly rosy between the two.
Reacting to the rumours, Deepika has now said that she didn’t want to ‘spoil’ Priyanka’s performance. “Priyanka is a fabulous performer and I didn’t want to spoil her performance. We might not have done the dance together at IIFA but you can always play the song anywhere when we both are around and we will happily dance to Pinga,” English daily DNA quoted Deepika as saying.
The two were supposed to dance to the song together, but the plan changed at the last minute. While some speculate that it was because the girls didn’t want to share the same stage, Priyanka remained tight-lipped when probed further. “Initially, I guess that was the plan. But then I think they changed it. Don’t ask me why, I have no clue.”
Watch Priyanka and Deepika in Pingaa from Bajirao Mastani
Priyanka, had earlier said, “You should ask IIFA people that,” when asked about abscence of Deepika from the Pingaa performance.