Divya Kaushik (BOMBAY TIMES; August 8, 2018)

Salman Khan was in Delhi on Monday to launch the trailer of Loveratri, the debut film of his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma. And while most of the media interaction was dedicated to the debutant actor and the antics of his son Ahil at the event, the topic of Priyanka Chopra walking out of Salman’s upcoming film Bharat also came up.

When Salman was asked about Priyanka’s exit from the film, he said, “I am really happy for her. She told us that she has signed a big film in Hollywood. If we would have known this in advance, we would have planned our film without her. We got to know that she wanted to leave Bharat when she came home and gave me some reasons. I told her that we don’t have any problem with her not doing the film. Whatever her reason for not doing the film, I would only say that we are happy for her and support the kind of work she is doing. Yahan pe na bhi kaam kare, Hollywood mein toh woh Hindustan ka naam roshan kar rahi hai.”