Subhash Ghai to repeat Priyanka Chopra in his next?By Manisha Deshpande
11/9/2004 12:00:00 AM
Despite the controversy with finance broker, Prakash Jaju, and her reported link-ups with Akshay Kumar and Harman Baweja, actress Priyanka Chopra seems to be making all the right moves in her career. The latest news about Priyanka is that Subhash Ghai has decided to cast her once again in one of his forthcoming projects, for which the casting process is underway. Priyanka's father, Ashok Chopra, confirms the news,"There is definitely another project lined up with Subhash-ji though things are yet to be finalized. Priyanka's professionalism and the conviction with which she essayed the role in AITRAAZ, has definitely impressed Subhash-ji, which is why he is doing another film with her," says Chopra, who feels the negative role in AITRAAZ will give an added edge to Priyanka's career.
"It is all about testing your acting skills to the hilt which is what Priyanka is doing by accepting versatile roles. Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor explored negative roles earlier, so did Ajay Devgan. Everyone can run around trees and sing songs but the real talent comes to the fore only when you do a challenging role,," he adds.
Chopra has also denied rumours that Priyanka has hiked her price after having signed Rakesh Roshan's film. "She never hikes her price just because she has the best of roles in the kitty. Her only criteria is to seek challenging and interesting roles," he says, adding that he is enjoying the responsibility of doubling up as a father and secretary to his dear daughter. "It reminds me of the days when I would drop her too school every day and was extremely protective about her. Earlier when I was not looking after he work, there was a certain negativity between us which does not exist anymore. Today, she considers me as her best friend," he says.
Meanwhile, Priyanka has got the choicest of films lined up among them being Vipul Shah's WAQT with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, Devgan Entertainments' BLACKMAIL with Ajay Devgan and Sunil Shetty, Harry Baweja's KARM (working title) with John Abraham and Rakesh Roshan's next film.