Despite so many years having gone by since the ugly rift between Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, and their alleged relationship which makes them avoid even a chance meeting at award shows or events, it looks like things are nowhere near sorted.
Chopra had signed up for the biopic of Rakesh Sharma, opposite Aamir Khan and fans were pretty excited about the chemistry that would ensue. However, Aamir wanted to focus on another project, an adaptation of Mahabharata and opted out of the film. But, not without finding his replacement—none other than Shah Rukh Khan.
As per a report in Spotboye, "When Aamir pulled out of the film, astronaut Rakesh Sharma was not amused. Rakesh had thought, that in Aamir, he had found an excellent actor and a perfect match to portray him on screen."
But this came at a cost. Yes, obviously, Priyanka Chopra had to be replaced. Filmmakers are aware of the apparent cold vibes that these two superstars share, and considering Shah Rukh's entry into the film, they had to let go of PeeCee's brand value.
As per a source quoted in Deccan Chronicle, "It's quite elementary, really. PeeCee and Shah Rukh don't work together. It's a casting taboo that the whole industry knows. When Aamir was replaced by SRK in the Rakesh Sharma biopic, Salute, Priyanka had to go too."
This might also mean that PeeCee fans will be disappointed with her absence from the Don franchise. According to a source, "No matter what they say, the fact is that the Don team, producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, are on the lookout for a replacement for Priyanka in the third film."
Does this mean we will never, ever get to see Priyanka and SRK star in a movie together? Let's hope not. 😢😢😢