Those oh-so-sweet declarations of dosti between the two desi divas Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone seem to be a thing of the past. The cold vibe was apparent in Madrid where they attended an awards function. According to eyewitnesses the two gal pals, who hit it off big time during the shooting of Bajirao Mastani barely exchanged a hello in Madrid.
An actor, who saw the mutual snub first hand, says, “It was very obvious for everyone to see that Priyanka and Deepika were avoiding one another. I had heard they were thick as thieves on Bhansali’s set. So, what happened?”
The two actors were to perform together in Spain, however, they performed individually. While some speculate that it was because the girls didn’t want to share the same stage, Priyanka remained tight-lipped. In a recent interview she said, “Initially, I guess that was the plan. But then I think they changed it. Don’t ask me why, I have no clue.”
Says a source in the know, “Clearly Priyanka thought she’d be Bollywood female face in Hollywood after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But then Deepika sneaked into her American dream with xXx. Now, Priyanka’s Baywatch and Deepika’s xXx are expected to be out around the same time. Since there is just so much space in Hollywood for a Bollywood beauty the two will be vying for the same parts in the US.”
According to insiders Deepika who on the surface looks less of a go-getter than Priyanka will give her international career all she’s got. Both the ladies are cutting down on their work in Mumbai to spend time in LA. Both have a team in the US to get them the roles they want.
In the coming months , the Priyanka-Deepika race to conquer the West will intensify.