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Priyanka furious with Vishal Bhardwaj

bollywood Updated: Feb 19, 2011 18:01 IST

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Director Vishal Bhardwaj, who couldn't stop praising Priyanka's class act in 7 Khoon Maaf, didn't allow the leading lady to accompany him to its screening in Berlin. Priyanka is reportedly very upset with the director over this.

Priyanka was very enthusiastic to join the director for the Berlin Film Festival. "Priyanka really wanted to be in Berlin. After all, 7 Khoon Maaf is as much her film as Vishal's. She's the face of the film, which was being screened in the 'panorama section' of the Festival. This was the film's first screening at an international forum. Naturally, she wanted to be with Vishal at this momentous occasion," a source told Mumbai Mirror.

But Vishal chose not to take Priyanka as she could not leave Mumbai at the time of release when last minute promotions needed to be done. "Priyanka reasoned with Vishal. She offered to intensify the publicity and finish everything in two days prior to the release date, so she could be in Berlin for the festival. Even Vishal's wife Rekha Bhardwaj intervened on Priyanka's behalf and tried coaxing him to let her come along. But Vishal was adamant. He felt Priyanka's presence was needed more in Mumbai than in Berlin," informed the source.

"Priyanka was very keen to go. But how could she go? The Berlin screening was on Thursday, just a day before the release in Mumbai. Vishal insisted she stay back because there were so many media events lined up for her. There was no time because Priyanka had to start shooting for an ad in Madh Island starting Friday. I don't think she should take it to heart. We're sure 7 Khoon Maaf will go to many international festivals where she can be present," a member of Vishal's team told the tabloid.

Annu Kapoor was the only actor from 7 Khoon Maaf who joined Vishal in Berlin on his own expense, reportedly.