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Has Priyanka moved from Akshay to Abhishek?

September 18, 2008 12:02:57 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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There was a time when Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar 'jodi' spelt success in each of their outings. All their films were successful at the box office until there were clear signals that Akshay won't be working with Priyanka again in future. While Akshay quickly moved on to Katrina Kaif and started delivering even bigger successes with her, Priyanka did get a jolt but recovered to work with Shah Rukh Khan [DON], Hrithik Roshan [KRISSH], Salman Khan [SALAAM-E-ISHQ].

However, the man with whom she went on to sign maximum number of films has been Abhishek Bachchan. After BLUFFMASTER which turned out to be a decent box office runner, Priyanka now has two movies with Abhishek lined up for release. These are DRONA and DOSTANA. Both the films would be releasing within six weeks of each other. While DRONA arrives on 2nd October, DOSTANA is confirmed for 14th November.

The two films are quite different from each other though. DRONA is a fantasy/mythological action thriller and has Priyanka playing Abhishek's bodyguard. Though there is a love angle to their coming together, the film, as per the makers, centers itself on the theme of 'one man's (Drona) spectacular voyage through the labyrinths of mystic myths and legendary legacies.'

DOSTANA is chilled out though by miles as it sees Abhishek and John Abraham getting into a hilarious one-on-one (pun intended) as they masquerade as gays with Priyanka being the center of attraction. A fun film that comes from the house of Karan Johar and is directed by debutant Tarun Mansukhani, DOSTANA would be third release of Abhishek this year (after SARKAR RAJ) where he features as a protagonist and sixth outing for Priyanka after LOVE STORY 2050, GOD TUSSI GREAT HO, CHAMKU, FASHION and DRONA. It would be John Abraham's first release of 2008 though after his DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL in late 2007.

Coming back to Abhishek and Priyanka, one can expect them to be seen in many more films to come if DRONA and DOSTANA turn out to be twice the reason for celebrations for the two youngsters.


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