Priyanka helps out Anurag Basu silently
Priyanka Chopra has shown that after all, it’s all about the art! The actress has decided to opt for the weaker female lead in Anurag Basu’s Silence after actresses Asin and Katrina Kaif refused to play second fiddle to Chopra leaving Basu high and dry.Updated: Jul 23, 2010 12:18 IST
Priyanka Chopra has shown that after all, it’s all about the art! The actress has decided to opt for the weaker female lead in Anurag Basu’s Kishore Kumar biopic Silence after actresses Asin and Katrina Kaif rejected the role, Mumbai Mirror reported.
Incidentally, Anurag Basu had cast Priyanka Chopra in the role of a mentally challenged girl in the same movie.
Asin was supposed to play the other female part in the film. After Asin rejected the role, Katrina Kaif stepped in. But soon after the two ladies opted. Reason being? The two ladies felt that Chopra’s role was meatier than theirs.
As a result, the film was stalled for almost 6 months.It is at this juncture that Priyanka Chopra volunteered to take the vacant female part so that the casting for the meatier role could become easy.
A source told Mumbai Mirror, “Silence is too powerful a project to be stalled. Priyanka knows this and is only too happy to do whatever is best for the project. Even if it means swapping roles.”
First Published: Jul 22, 2010 19:11 IST