Priyanka set to start 'Fashion'


By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra can heave a sigh of relief because her marathon movies are about to finish. She has now started preparing for her two films, expected to go on the floors next year.

"First I go into Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Fashion'. Then into Karan Johar's film which Tarun Mansukhani will direct. For 'Fashion' I need to sit down with Madhur and work out a graph for the character and the look," Priyanka told IANS.

Currently, she is shooting for the final lap of Rumi Jaffrey's long-delayed comedy "God, Tussi Great Ho".

" 'Drona' and 'Love Story 2050' had huge amounts of action and special effects. So they took much longer than usual. They've turned out fabulously. They'll be over by December. So too 'God, Tussi Great Ho'. There's just one more song with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, and then we're done."

"God, Tussi..." would probably be her last film with Salman Khan considering his comments on Priyanka.

"Yeah, I heard Salman thinks I'm not his friend. That's all right. One can't hold anything against Salman. He's a cool guy. I'm sure he was just kidding around when he said that. Even if he wasn't, I'm fine with him. I've no problems with any of my co-stars."

The year hasn't been an easy one for her personally or professionally - her father's illness, legal trouble with her former secretary Prakash Jaju, delayed projects and injury during the stunt scenes of "Drona". But Priyanka is gung-ho.

"I guess I've the capacity to emerge on top of a situation, thank god for that. God, tussi great ho! "

The actress is delighted that Kangana Ranaut is going to be in "Fashion".

"The role is so suited to Kangana. I'm so glad she's doing it. She's immensely talented."

However, Kangana is slightly tired and disappointed. Tired, because professionally and personally 2007 has been a gruelling year and disappointed because she won't be able to move into her dream house with her parents for Diwali as she had planned.

"It's not ready as yet. It'll now have to be by the end of November. I don't want to rush it after waiting so long," said Kangana.