Priyanka Chopra was apparently very keen to work in director Rohan Sippy's next but unfortunately she had to decline the offer as the shooting dates clashed with Vishal Bharadwaj's Ek Bataa Saat, in which she plays a woman with seven husbands.
Rohan, who had earlier worked with Priyanka in Bluffmaster, was also keen to cast her in his Goan drug-busting film. He wanted to cast Priyanka in a powerful role opposite the southern star Rana Daggubati, who is entering Bollywood.
The earlier plan was to cast Priyanka opposite Abhishek Bachchan. But now a newcomer will be paired with Abhishek while Priyanka was seriously considered opposite Daggubati.
"Unfortunately the dates on which Priyanka was required for Rohan's film clashed with Vishal Bharadwaj's film," said an industry source.
After Kaminey, Priyanka has a unique chemistry with Bhardwaj. And in his Ek Bataa Saat, she plays a woman with seven husbands, a big challenge for the actress.
"There was no way Priyanka could let go of Vishal's Ek Bataa Saat. So she regretfully opted out of Rohan's film," the source added.