Priyanka Chopra questioned for underworld links
Priyanka Chopra can’t seem to get rid of the bad omen that has been dogging her for quite a while now. Earlier the actress has faced innumerous legal hassles with her former secretary Prakash Jaju due to monetary hassles. The issue was recently sorted out with some industry big wigs intervening and solving the matter between Priyanka and her former secretary. However now it seems that the police are probing if Priyanka Chopra has underworld links and she was recently even questioned by the police on the issue.
Many bollywood stars are known to have close associations with the underworld, in fact in the past too many stars have been questioned by the police regarding their underworld nexus. Priyanka Chopra was recently questioned by the police regarding connections with the underworld as her name came up along with several other bollywood stars while interrogating an underworld alliance in custody. “We had called Priyanka Chopra for questioning recently after her name cropped up during the interrogation of an accused," said Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria. Underworld aide Iqbal Attarwala was arrested by the cops last month and has been booked under cases of intimidation, extortion and cheating. He had an entertainment company Show Blitz Entertainment which promoted stage shows and cricket matches in the Middle East. Priyanka was questioned about having an alliance with Attarwala, in fact several other bollywood stars like Sohail Khan was also questioned. Actor Hrithik Roshan’s name too is being linked with the issue.
In fact at a bollywood event for a charity cricket match, several well known bollywood stars have been caught on camera mingling with the underworld aide Iqbal Attarwala. Priyanka has been dogged by legal hassles for a long time and no doubt this recent questioning has only added to her woes. The actress and her dad had several legal cases against them earlier, for using underworld connections to threaten former secretary Jaju, defamation cases by Jaju etc. A sessions court in Indore had even issued summons to Priyanka and her father to appear before the court. However this issue with her former secretary has been sorted out now and no doubt she hopes to put it all behind her soon.
Meanwhile Priyanka also seems to be having problems on the professional front. Priyanka and Salman Khan were good friends till Sallu made demands to replace Priyanka with his girlfriend Katrina Kaif in the film London Dreams . After that things soured between Priyanka and Salman, recently things were just returning to cordial between the two of them. But recently Sohail Khan offered Priyanka a role opposite himself in his co-production Mr. & Mrs. Khanna, but Priyanka refused. A source claims “Sohail directly offered the part to Priyanka, but she refused it as she wanted to act opposite a bigger star.” Priyanka has acted with some of bollywood’s biggest names like SRK, Hrithik, Salman, Akshay etc and everyone is aware that Sohail Khan’s acting career has not really taken off. Moreover Mr. & Mrs. Khanna also stars Salman and Lara Dutta, so if Priyanka is paired opposite Sohail, she will definitely be overshadowed. However Sohail is Salman’s brother and hence Sallu has not taken Priyanka’s decision well. Now Sallu is back to cold-shouldering Priyanka. Reportedly while enacting scenes for their forthcoming film God Tussi Great Ho, Salman refused to hold or touch Priyanka for the romantic scenes and hence the director is having a lot of problems. Priyanka is also keen to work with Sallu’s good friend producer Sajid Nadiadwala again in the Judwaa sequel (opposite Salman) and Kambhakt Ishq (opposite Akshay Kumar); however this may now be a problem due to her friction with Salman.