MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra had not signed a single film after Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer. And that was a year ago. Even after two blockbusters, her date sheets remained clean.
She came close to signing Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela and Prakash Jha’s Satyagrah.
Now Ekta Kapoor, who is known to be an intrepid talent connossieur, has stepped in with a 2-movie deal for Priyanka Chopra with Balajee Films.
Priyanka Chopra has been signed opposite Imran Khan in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies.
Priyanka would also be performing an elaborate item song, a Mujra, for Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala, again produced by Ekta Kapoor.
Says our source, “The deal at the moment is for two films. Priyanka plays the lead opposite Imran Khan in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film. She’d also do the item song in Shootout At Wadala, the first item song of her career (not counting the romantic number she shot with Shah Rukh Khan in Billu).”
Interestingly, Priyanka has never been paired with Imran before. Since Dhulia’s film is set in a dusty North Indian town, we hear Dhulia plans a character-acclimatization workshop with Imran and Priyanka on location.
Meanwhile, Priyanka’s role in Zanjeer is being spruced up. Apparently, director Tigmanshu Dhulia plans a very special look for Priyanka in his film.
Says our source, “Priyanka’s styling and wardrobe would all be done by an international team. The idea is to make her more glamorous than ever before. And so what if she is not being featured in a Yashraj or a Dharma film? Priyanka is determined to make her way through maya-nagri on her own steam.”