Priyanka refuses to romance ex-flame Shahid

It seems Ekta Kapoor is having a tough time at the present. First it was her film ‘Once Upon A time in Mumbai Dobaara’ had a release date clash with Shahrukh Khan’s block blaster of the year ‘Chennai Express’. Ekta delayed the release of her film but still didn’t get as much screens as she expected. This led to a skirmish between Ekta and the SRK.

Even the latest movie that she is producing seems to be surrounded with controversies. Ekta is producing ‘Milan Talkies’ which is supposed to release some time in 2014 and is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The flick will depict a love story of the modern times with the issue of film piracy as the background.

Initially it was Imran Khan and Priyanka Chopra, who were the first choice for the leading roles of the movie.  However, Imran was not happy about his experience of promoting the film ‘OUATIMD’ and he started to speak about it to all. This made Ekta cross and she immediately replaces Imran with Shahid Kapoor.

According to a close source, “Imran has gone to town talking about the nightmarish experience he had while working on the promotions of Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara. On the other hand, Ekta who is known not to take things lying down has immediately finalised Shahid for the film. Since Sasha and PC are not exactly on the same page off late, it was but natural to let her go off the project.”

Shahid Kapoor is the ex boyfriend of Priyanka Chopra and hence it is easily understandable as why she left the project. Priyanka was not comfortable working together with her ex boyfriend.

However, commenting on Priyanka’s exit from ‘Milan Talkies’, Ekta Kapoor said, “Priyanka had date issues as her dates for Milan Talkies were clashing with another film. Since we changed the lead actor, the dates had to be reworked. By then, her dates were already allotted to another project. But we let her go on one condition -- that she would have to do another film with us.”

The gorgeous diva Priyanka Chopra could not be reached to comment on her sudden exit from the film. According to the Bolly town grapevines, the newcomer in tinsel town, Shraddha Kapoor is considered for the role that piggy chops left and she has a high chance of getting it after the spectacular success of her film ‘Aashiqui 2’.