Priyanka Chopra to play 'Heroine' in next


By Hindustan Times

The actor might have said no to Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine, but she is playing an actress in Kunal Kohli's next. Priyanka Chopra will pair up with Shahid Kapoor, who'd play a struggling music composer in the film, reports Subhash K Jha.

Kunal Kohli refutes reports that Priyanka is playing an unhappy character in the film. "Neither Priyanka nor Shahid is in an unhappy space in the script. The fact that they're both intrinsically happy people helped. I think they're getting my film confused with the second-half of The Dirty Picture. Priyanka plays a very happy actress in my film," Kohli told Jha.

Did Kunal delay Barfee?

"On the contrary, Anurag Basu and I have swapped Priyanka dates. I took his one-month schedule from August 15 to September Teri Meri Kahaani15 to shoot in London and I gave my schedule from July 15 to August 15 to Anurag. Beyond that I've no clue about the schedules of Barfee. I shot with Priyanka on the dates allocated to me. That's it," Kohli told Jha.

Priyanka, the happy heroine

Priyanka Chopra also consulted Asha Parekh and Saira Banu for not only fashion tips but also for tips on how to remain positive and sunny. "It wasn't just about the clothes and hair. Ashaji and Sairaji represent a certain spirit of bonhomie and joy. I wanted Priyanka to play her character with the same positivity. She is an actress but no bechari and certainly not a victim," the director informed Kha.

After seeing Priyanka's depressed characters in Fashion and Saat Khoon Maaf, it would indeed be a 'happy' change.