The first look promo of Gunday is out and the Aditya Chopra production has fetched an all around positive response. While Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are dominating the proceedings, one actor who is conspicuous by her absence is none other than Priyanka Chopra.
"In fact this seems to be a trend of sorts when it comes to leading ladies these days, especially for films that are dominated by the leading men," comments an observer, "In the teaser promo of Krrish 3, Priyanka just had a shot or two. Ditto was the case for Katrina Kaif when the First Look of Dhoom 3 came out. Now for Gunday as well, the makers have seemingly taken a conscious call to highlight only their 'gunday'."
Though in films like Ram Leela and Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan were pretty much present right through the promos, it was understandable since former is a dramatic love story while latter is an urban romcom. Hence, it was pretty much expected that a leading lady would be out there on the forefront.
"Well, for that matter, Priyanka too is an integral part of Gunday," says a source close to the film, "She would be highlighted prominently very soon. What we have seen is just a teaser so far and since the film has Ranveer and Arjun as Gunday, it made sense to unveil them first."
In fact Irrfan Khan, who has an interesting role to play in the film, finds his place in the teaser as well since it is his voiceover that introduces the character.
On her part though, Priyanka isn't bothered one bit and while she joined her co-stars in publicizing the teaser on social networking sites, she was also sporty enough to joke that her momentarily absence had a reason behind it.
When contacted and quizzed about the missing act, she said with a smile, "It's okay, achchi cheez ka intezaar karna padta hai."
Well, we are waiting for sure, especially since the lady is expected to be seen in a retro 'desi' avtar in the film.
Just like Katrina's mega introduction through the title song of Dhoom 3, will Priyanka too make a song-n-dance entry? We would know pretty soon!
Meanwhile Arjun admits he misses Priyanka in the teaser but says it's a part of the promotional strategy.
"I am also missing Priyanka Chopra. This is a promotional strategy that YRF has designed. It will be unfair on my part to comment. We are still two and a half months away from the release," the 28-year-old actor said.
(With inputs from IANS)