Ever since they started shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey two years ago, Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor’s off-screen association has always been a subject of speculation. The actors have never denied or admitted to being together, yet rumours of their alleged relationship continue to flourish. Sources say that the two recently decided to avoid coming face to face because of the reported bad vibes between them. To the extent that Priyanka shot for an ad of a coffee brand that she and Shahid endorse together, all alone.
But she laughs off the reports saying, “We’re both brand ambassadors. And most definitely, there is no bad vibe between Shahid and me. He’s such a fun colleague and our previous ad worked really well.”
On being asked why she didn’t shoot for the ad with him, she explains, “The officials at Bru wanted us to do some commercials alone to promote the variants,” she rues, adding, “No one checks with us and the reports that eventually come out are extremely demeaning. By the way, we’re shooting an ad together in the next two days. That I’m sure will lead to another set of speculations… that we’ve patched up and buried the hatchet and so on. Don’t you guys get tired?”
While one set of recent reports claimed that Shahid was upset with Priyanka for planting negative stories about him in the press, another stated that he wanted her back in his life and was following her around. But despite excessive efforts, Priyanka refuses to clear the air on their relationship. “I don’t want to clarify any speculations,” she says. “If I put an end to one rumour, another one is raked up. It makes no sense to continuously answer people whom I’m not answerable to. I have never spoken about my personal life and equations, and I choose to maintain that throughout my life.”
Meanwhile, the actors have begun shooting for Kunal Kohli’s love story, tentatively titled Janam Janam Ka Saath Hai Hamaara Tumhara. “If the producers don’t like the title, they will change it. But it’s on floors; we’ve started on the date we thought we would,” says Priyanka, adding that Shahid and she have had several script reading sessions together and independently.
“We’ve been paired opposite each other. We’re supposed to emulate various forms of love on screen. If there’s any bad blood and we don’t get along with each other, do you think we’ll be able to play a romantic couple on screen convincingly?”