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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar support Alia Bhatt as audience member jokes about her on Jhalak

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 22, 2014
First Published: 19:14 IST(22/8/2014) | Last Updated: 16:28 IST(24/8/2014)

Actor Priyanka Chopra and filmmaker Karan Johar, who recently met on the sets of a dance reality show, where Johar was the judge, vehemently ­protested when someone made fun of their industry colleague, actor Alia Bhatt. Apparently, when Johar misunderstood the concept of a dance act, Chopra pulled his leg by calling it his “blonde moment”, and said he was the Paris Hilton of India. To this, someone drew a comparison with Alia, when both PeeCee and KJo protested.

“Karan misunderstood the concept of contestant Shakti Mohan’s ­performance which was about insects being ­affected due to pollution. He thought it was ­related to pest control.To this, Priyanka took a fun dig at him, saying, ‘This is our Indian Paris Hilton!’

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At this moment, someone present on the sets shouted out, ‘For India, we already have Alia Bhatt!’. Priyanka instantly protested, saying, ‘No, I wouldn’t agree, I love Alia to bits’,” says a source from the sets. Johar, who had launched Alia with Student of The Year in 2011, too, instantly quipped, “I love Alia too, her jokes are hilarious!”

Meanwhile...
Priyanka gets injured
While on the sets of this show, Priyanka, who had an entry along with kids ­professionally trained in karate, attempted to ­perform the signature mud-pot breaking stunt and ended up hurting her hand. “Priyanka was extremely keen on giving it a shot and ended up hurting her hand. Her knuckles started bleeding,” reveals a source.

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