By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Though director Tigmanshu Dhulia doesn’t know it yet, his Milan Talkies leads Imran Khan and Priyanka Chopra have decided to push the project forward by a few months. Imran would be shooting for Milan Luthria and Punit Malhotra, and Priyanka for Ali Abbas Zafar and Omang Kumar before they meet up to do Tigmanshu’s film towards the end of 2013.
Suddenly Priyanka Chopra is everywhere. In 2013 she is committed to doing as many as four films, one of which we now hear is in the danger of being eliminated from Ms Chopra’s tightly-packed schedule.
It looks like her much-anticipated pairing with Imran Khan in Milan Talkies would have to wait. Priyanka has no time to shoot for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film in Lucknow from August 2013, as per plan.
Said a source close to her projects, “Priyanka completes Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer. She then goes into Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday to be shot in Kolkata with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Immediately after this she starts her Mary Kom bio-pic. So doing Milan Talkies in August would be impossible.”
However Priyanka, we hear, is still “fully committed” to do Milan Talkies. And there’s a chance that she would be able to fulfil her commitment.
Says the source, “Her Milan Talkies co-star Imran Khan is also committed to other projects till the last one-third of 2013. Imran will complete Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 before he goes into Punit Malhotra’s film with Kareena Kapoor. So both Imran and Priyanka would be able to devote time to Milan Talkies towards the end of 2013.”