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Priyanka Chopra wants to be cast opposite Abhishek Bachchan again, extends the olive branch through messages to Rohan Sippy

By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 05, 2010)

Priyanka Chopra is a sharp woman with a firm business head on her shoulders. Knowing that her jodi with Abhishek Bachchan had proved to be popular, she sees no reason to let a little tiff come in the way of another hit together. So, she has decided to extend the olive branch to Bachchan Jr. The actress has been sending feeler messages to Rohan Sippy to be cast in his next opposite Abhishek Bachchan.

The Abhishek-Priyanka jodi became quite a hit in Rohan Sippy’s Bluffmaster. The duo worked in a couple of movies thereafter and was appreciated. But it may be recalled that the friendly bonding between the two had been strained last year at a film award event when the two wanted to dance to the same number and a misunderstanding ensued.

Abhishek, who had even jokingly called Priyanka his heartthrob on national television in the past, hadn’t taken kindly to Priyanka’s obstinate behaviour at the event, and thereafter the two never crossed paths again.

A source reveals, “Priyanka has sent feelers to Rohan and is keen to work on this project. She has heard the gist of the script and she liked it. Moreover, Abhishek Bachchan’s presence has attracted her to the film. She finds him fabulous as an actor and loves their on-screen pairing.”

The director, of course, takes the diplomatic route. Rohan says, “I would definitely love to work with Priyanka, as she is a fabulous actress and I really enjoyed working with her. However, I have not yet approached anyone for the female lead for this film till I lock in some other critical casting.”

Even if he hasn’t made up his mind, has Priyanka been artfully bringing herself to his attention? He says, “That’s totally flattering. She is one of my favourite actors.”



After a very disastrous dry period, here comes the biggest season of biggies ever! From tomorrow till the last week of December 2009, we are going to get at least one biggie every Friday and some Fridays are going to be  clogged with 3-4 big films. The season will start with two fresh and interesting films, Wanted and ‘Dil Bole Hadippa!’ (DBH).

Let’s talk about DBH first. This Rani Mukherjee starrer somehow reminds me of Rani’s Laaga Chunari Mein Daag which was similarly released during Ramzan Id in 2007 just like DBH. What’s more, both the movies are of Yash Raj Films! DBH is a very important film for Rani who off late has given a spate of flops. DBH is the best chance to prove that she’s still the best. If this film flopped, she may have to bid goodbye to films forever. Coincidentally, Rani was at a similar juncture during the release of Saathiya. She had given a lot of flops in a row and she had pinned all her hopes on Saathiya. In fact she was determined that if Saathiya doesn’t work, she’ll quit acting. Fortunately, Saathiya clicked big time with the audiences and Rani was appreciated by everyone for her performance. Fast forward to present-the situation is just the same!

What really impressed me about DBH is its marketing strategy. When the shooting of the film began, no one got a hint about Shahid’s presence in the film. The stills of the film that were released more than a year back featured only Rani. But it was during Diwali last year that pictures of Shahid Kapoor and Rani were released which revealed that Shahid also stars in the film! This was a shock for many-after all, who would have imagined Shahid and Rani as a Jodi? But the news of this unusual pairing really made many curious about this film. People who were earlier denouncing this film as ‘yet another flop of YRF’ began to view this film differently in Shahid’s presence.

If the film turns out well and gets good reports, there’s no stopping it. The promos have impressed many and the songs have also become a rage. The film is bound to take a good opening, even though it has a strong competition (Wanted). However, there is a possibility that the film may turn out to be damp squib if Director Anurag Singh failed to handle Rani’s double act well. But the fact that the film is so crucial for Rani and that Shahid is also a part of the film gives an indication that the film may turn out to be good! Let’s hope so!


And regarding Wanted, I am somehow more excited about it than DBH! A remake of a Tamil superhit Pokkiri (which starred Asin), Wanted seems like a dhamakedaar entertainer. I happened to read some portions of Pokkiri’s story on Wikipedia and it gave me a strong gut feeling that Wanted may really turn out to be a great film. Salman’s popularity will once again soar if the film works, considering that Salman is the solo actor in the film. However, what can go against the film is its ‘A’ certificate. I was shocked big time when I learnt about this. What was also shocking is that producer Boney Kapoor accepted the adult certification, knowing that it may prevent Wanted from becoming a blockbuster. Again, let’s hope for the best!

Two mast films are releasing tomorrow. Do let me know which film interests you more!


Finally, the promo of my most awaited film of 2009, Lamhaa is out! Directed by National Award winner Rahul Dholakia (of Parzania fame) and starring Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Kunal Kapoor, Lamhaa promises to show the real Kashmir which is never been told in any film till date. The film is also shot in places where no film has even been shot such as Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid. The promo of the film lives upto my expectations and it seems it may turn out be a very impactful film. Check out the promo HERE…dont miss!