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Priyanka Chopra signs Hollywood film Cowboy Ninja Viking with Chris Pratt after exiting Salman Khan’s Bharat

Priyanka Chopra has left Salman Khan’s Bharat ‘in the Nick of time’. She will now be the leading lady of Cowboy Ninja Vikings opposite Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.

bollywood Updated: Jul 31, 2018 09:44 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Priyanka Chopra,Chris Pratt,Cowboy Ninja Viking
Priyanka Chopra’s Indian film includes The Sky Is Pink with Farhan Akhtar. (AP)

Priyanka Chopra’s life and her work keeps everybody on their toes. Just a couple of days back, came the big news that the Quantico actor has pulled out of the big budget Hindi film, Bharat, starring Salman Khan in the lead in ‘the Nick of time’. Amid speculation that she may be marrying beau Nick Jonas, it has now emerged that she is all set to star in her next Hollywood film, Cowboy Ninja Vikings.

According to a report in, Priyanka will be the leading lady in Cowboy Ninja Viking, an action drama from Universal Pictures. The film stars Chris Pratt as a multifaceted assassin, perhaps the title of the film being a dead giveaway.

The film’s story centres around a lethal agent, play by Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt, whose treatment by a psychotherapist leaves him with “an ability to manifest the deadliest attributes of the three titular personas”. The report added that details of the Priyanka’s role are not confirmed as of now but she will be the leading lady.

Priyanka currently has just one Hollywood project, the Liam Hemsworth starrer Isn’t It Romantic? Just last month, the cast of the film was spotted in New York, shooting a dance sequence for a scene from the said film. It may be recalled that Priyanka’s American TV series Quantico has been cancelled after three seasons. Its poor show was the reason.

However, the star keeps making news for more reasons that one. Her high-profile relationship with American singer Nick Jonas has been a fodder for gossip columns across the globe. The couple, who met at the Met Gala last year, made their relationship official when the duo were on a visit to Mumbai in June this year. The trip was supposed to be Priyanka’s way of introducing Nick to her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra. In reality, it did a lot more than that as it introduced Nick to much of India.

They made an entry together at Mukesh Ambani’s son’s Akash’s engagement, pretty much announcing to the world that they were a pair.

Priyanka Chopra and American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas arrive for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s engagement ceremony, in Mumbai. ( PTI )

Only recently, Priyanka hit the headlines again when the news broke that she had exited Bharat as she has recently got engaged to Nick Jonas and wedding may happen soon. As her fans reacted in disbelief, came a confirmation from Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar that she had indeed quit the project. However, he signed off only after dropping broad hint that the reason would actually have to do with Nick. It was later reported that the actor had got engaged to Nick in London, a week before the news of her Bharat exit broke.

He wrote in his tweet, “Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special, she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her ... Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life.” Talking to Hindustan Times later, Ali Abbas said, “I haven’t given away anything. It’s called sense of humour. As I said in my tweet, Priyanka had made a choice, because something very special was coming into her life. With all our heart and happiness and love, we’ve only wished her happiness.”

Priyanka was in Mumbai for the last couple of days to shoot for Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink with Farhan Akhtar.

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First Published: Jul 31, 2018 09:43 IST