Katrina Kaif replaces Priyanka Chopra in ‘Bharat’


Priyanka Chopra’s loss is Katrina Kaif’s gain. After PeeCee opted out of ‘Bharat’, Katrina Kaif bagged the promising project. Priyanka’s impending wedding to boyfriend Nick Jonas is speculated to be the actress opting out of the project.

On Friday, Ali Abbas Zafar announced on Twitter that Priyanka Chopra is not going to be a part of his upcoming film, ‘Bharat’ starring Salman Khan. He tweeted, “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.”

Search for the new actress is on. Katrina and Jacqueline Fernandez are the two names currently on the mind of the makers but Katrina is the stronger contender for the project on looking at her superb combination and hit series with the superstar.

The source said, “Producers Atul and Alvira Agnihotri share a warm relationship with Katrina Kaif and when this whole mishap happened, they just called her and sorted out her dates. She will play the lead opposite Salman Khan now.”

However, Priyanka has not opted out of Shonali Bose’s ‘The Sky Is Pink’ in which she will play the role of a mother which also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.