Thirteen years ago, they won beauty pageants together — Lara Dutta was Miss Universe and Priyanka Chopra, Miss World 2000. Eventually, they went on to act together in the 2003 hit Andaaz, and jointly won the female debut awards for the year. The two never acted together again, fuelling rumours of a cold rivalry, but rubbishing them all on her visit to the Capital on Saturday, Dutta said that she would, on the contrary, love to cast PeeCee in one of her forthcoming production ventures.
“We started together ... and I feel so proud when I see Priyanka doing so well! I’d love to cast her in one of my forthcoming productions,” said Dutta, who turned producer in 2011 with Chalo Dilli.
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