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Hrithik, Priyanka pair up again!

Rachana Dubey , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 22, 2010
First Published: 13:30 IST(22/12/2010) | Last Updated: 15:56 IST(22/12/2010)

Priyanka Chopra will work with Hrithik Roshan in two movies next year —Krrish 2 and the Agneepath remake. “It’s a coincidence that Hrithik and I will be together for long spells after about five years. It’s too early to talk about Krrish 2, but I’m happy that the film is finally flagging off. Agneepath will also roll in January,” beams the actor.

Haven’t director Karan Malhotra and producer Karan Johar reworked the part of the nurse in Agneepath and turned her into a sex worker? “The film has been adapted to modern times and even the love track has been redrafted. Beyond Krrishthis, my lips are sealed,” smiles Chopra, who’s equally upbeat about Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf that opens on February 18. “It’s been my toughest role so far and I’m anxious to see how people react to my performance.”

She is also in talks with Madhur Bhandarkar. And no, not for Heroine, which had been planned with Kareena Kapoor, but was reportedly shelved. “If he has a script that suits us both, we’ll work together again. Fashion (2008) bagged me the National Award, remember?” she says.

Kapoor and Chopra were in a catfight of sorts on Koffee With Karan, with barbs about where accents had been picked up from. But recently when the two met at a function, they were all smiles. “I reacted to her comment on my accent by saying I had got it from the same place that her boyfriend got it from. It was all fun and games. Everyone keeps cribbing that I’m too diplomatic so this time I let go. And the media made a big hoo haa about it,” she grimaces.

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Lara Dutta, with whom she started her film career, on the other hand has flagged off her production company with Chalo Dilli, which is currently being shot in Jaipur. Chopra is excited for Dutta: “We haven’t spoken about her project and what we can do together. I’m glad she’s taken such a brave step.”

She recently walked the ramp for Salman Khan’s Being Human charity. When did they bury the hatchet? “It’s a great cause and I met so many of the girls over there after a really long time. It took just one phone call from Salman to get me on board,” she says.

The National Award-winner made her small screen debut this year too, replacing Akshay Kumar as the host of Khatron Ke Khiladi (KKK) 3. The show registered one of the highest opening ratings in the year and the lowest closing TRPs. Will she return to the show with season four? “Of course, but it will depend on my shooting schedule. I have a lot happening next year, but if the combination works out with Colors, I’d love to be a part of KKK again,” she asserts, admitting that she has also been approached for several other reality shows. “But it should wrap up in 20 days. Only then I’ll do TV.”

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