‘Priyanka will star with Shahid’
Relationships in Bollywood are never short of twists and turns. A few days ago, speculations were rife that Priyanka Chopra was in two minds about doing Kunal Kohli’s as-yet-untitled film – opposite Shahid Kapoor – due to their on-again-off-again relationship. But Kohli insists his film will feature Chopra opposite Kapoor."Yes, Priyanka is absolutely confirmed for my film," says Kohli. "I don’t think either Shahid or Priyanka would ever give more importance to factors other than the script to choose a film. And Priyanka is a professional. If she agreed to do my film, why would she walk out or have second thoughts?" But Chopra has been quoted in reports saying that the "film is not confirmed yet and I am still in talks with Kunal." However, Kohli insists he is ready to take the film on the floor. It had been suggested that Chopra’s reluctance is due to her hectic schedule. As she wraps up Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Agneepath is set to roll followed by Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Barfee and Krrish 2.
Apparently, Kapoor readily agreed to do Kohli’s romantic film. “I know they make an interesting pair for the media but I was really surprised to read such reports,” the director says. Rumours have it that Kapoor and Chopra have added another break-up to their supposed two-year relationship. She wasn’t present at Kapoor’s star-studded birthday party recently, though she sent him a white helmet as a gift.
Kohli, on his part, is waiting for Kapoor to wrap up Mausam. “I’ll start by June because Shahid is supposed to wrap up his father’s film Mausam by April. I can’t divulge much except that it’s an interesting love story with great music,” says he.