Priyanka Chopra - SRK

Priyanka Chopra, a name that doesn’t need any introduction in the Bollywood industry. Starting as a side-actress in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, she went on to receive many acting opportunities. From being crowned Miss World in 2000 to making her acting debut with the Tamil film Thamizhan in 2002, she has always impressed the audience with her performances.

In 2008, her role as an aspiring model in Fashion won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Throughout her extensive acting career, she has proven herself with her amazing acting skills. However, her journey has been filled with many ups and downs.


Priyanka in her recent conversation with the Armchair Expert podcast, opened up about being shunned by Bollywood. She said that she was tired of the politics in the industry and needed a break. However, it was her rumored relationships with actors that broke her completely.

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Chopra recently disclosed that she usually dated the stars she worked with since she was a workaholic. She also mentioned that when her previous relationship ended poorly, she took a two-year break from dating.

However, things aren’t as simple as many people assume. If rumors are to be believed, then it was Priyanka Chopra’s alleged relationship with Shah Rukh Khan that sank her ship in Bollywood.

While Priyanka didn’t talk much about this, Shah Rukh Khan once addressed the whole controversy.


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Shah Rukh Khan answers questions related to his relationship rumors with Priyanka Chopra

There are rumors that Priyanka and Shah Rukh became closer while filming the Don series. They frequently appeared together at parties, nightclubs, and other gatherings. Their friendship was deep and cherished by both. While Priyanka openly expressed her admiration for Shah Rukh, SRK held her close to his heart.

Nevertheless, Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh’s wife, and industry insiders allegedly opposed their relationship. As rumors about their purported affair started to spread in 2011, Shah Rukh’s followers were shocked. They are also disillusioned by the thought that he may be dating someone outside of his marriage.

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After a long chain of dramas happened, Shah Rukh Khan once addressed those rumors in an indirect way

Speaking to the media, Shah Rukh Khan, who was seated next to Katrina Kaif, expressed his displeasure over the controversy. Without taking Chopra’s name, he said that people were focusing on interrogating the woman with whom he had previously collaborated rather than the respect he personally had for her. He said,

“To me, what is most disturbing is the fact that a lady who’s worked with me has been questioned, and somewhere down the line, she’s not being shown the kind of respect I show her or all the women. I think it’s a little disrespectful.”

Shah Rukh went on to apologize to his fans. However, he also clarified that his apology was not for any wrongdoing on his part, but rather because Priyanka is his friend. He added,

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“I’m extremely sorry about that. Sorry means… it’s not directly because of anything I’ve done but because she’s my friend. She’s one of the closest friends I have, very close to my heart, and always will be.”

Shah Rukh Khan also recalled the first meeting with Priyanka Chopra

In the same interview, Shah Rukh praised Priyanka’s accomplishments and acknowledged her inspiring path. He recounted how they had initially connected during a contest when Priyanka had begun her journey to become Miss World. She said,


“She’s a little girl who started her Miss India or Miss World crowning with me—I don’t remember. We’ve shared some of the nicest moments on screen as friends, and it’s unfortunate. It’s extremely unfortunate and sad for me to think that, you know, a friendship gets a little soiled.”


It is clear that Shah Rukh Khan held Priyanka Chopra in high regard, despite the gossip and controversy that surrounded their connection.

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