Bharat is all set to get its release soon. Yet, the fact that actress Priyanka Chopra has walked out of the movie is still in the minds of the people. Priyanka Chopra was roped in to the character of Kumud in the movie. The reason behind her walking out of the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial Bharat has been stated as the nearing of her wedding with Nick Jonas. There was a lot of buzz after Priyanka had decided to exit from the movie, yet Ali Abbas Zafar casted Katrina Kaif as Kumud in the film. Though everything has fallen in place eventually, PeeCee’s exit from the movie is still hitting the headlines. Salman Khan has opened up about her exit from the movie and now Katrina Kaif opines about it.
In an interview with the Mirror Online, Katrina has confessed that she absolutely had no clue about was roped in to play the character Kumud in the film before her. She even says that she has learnt about the movie on the sets of Tiger Zinda Hai. Furthermore she has added that Priyanka had her own reasons for not being a part of the film. Katrina feels that she was destined to be Kumud in the film Bharat.
She said to the outlet,” I am unaware of who was selected before me for Bharat. Ali Abbas had spoken to me regarding the script and role of Bharat when I was shooting Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan.” She further added, “Everyone has a different perspective of looking at things. I cannot be in every Salman Khan film. If Priyanka was chosen for this role then she had her own reasons for not doing it. Doing Bharat was written in my destiny and I am happy it came to me. When I read the script I simply loved it and I think this is the best role of mine so far. The question of being the first or second choice doesn’t seem to be relevant to me at all. It’s also not about anyone’s ego.”
Salman Khan recently has told that Priyanka’s exit was embarrassing for him and stated, “Initially, Priyanka was very keen to do this film. Ali (director Ali Abbas Zafar) and we all thought it was Katrina Kaif’s film. But “Katrina and I did Tiger Zinda Hai just before that and Ali said that we need a girl who is ‘Hindustani.’I tried telling him, ‘Why can’t she (Katrina) pull off this role? She has been living in India for the last 20 years.’ But then Ali said, ‘Priyanka ka phone aaya tha‘and it is also true that Priyanka and my sister Arpita Khan are good friends. After all this, the ‘Nick story’ happened, the embarrassing thing happened and she chose to get married.”