It was going to be the casting coup of the year. Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra together for the first time.
But fate willed otherwise. Aamir decided to opt out of the Rakesh Sharma bio-pic to focus on his adaptation of the Mahabharat. Shah Rukh Khan came into the picture on Aamir’s insistence.
This is when Priyanka too had to go out.
A source firmly clued into the development informs, “It’s quite elementary, really. Priyankaand Shah Rukh do not work together.It is a casting taboo that the whole industry knows. When Aamir was replaced by Shah Rukh in the Rakesh Sharma bio-pic Salute, Priyanka had to go too.”
It is for this reason that Priyanka is also unlikely to be seen in the third part of the Donseries.
Says a source close to the project, “No matter what they say, the fact is the Don team, that is producers Ritesh Sidhwani and director Farhan Akhtar are on the look-out for a replacement for Priyanka for the third film in the Don series.”
It’s sad that in spite of her international stardom Priyanka seems to be jobless back home.