The bad news is that Priyanka Chopra’s next release Isn’t It Romantic is not getting a theatrical release in India. So, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, which releases on February 14, need not feel threatened.
The good news is that the film can be seen on Netflix from February 14, though there isn’t much of Priyanka in the film.
According to sources, the entire film is a made-to-order vehicle for American comedian Rebel Wilson while the other cast members play supporting roles. Priyanka is no more than a prop in the plot and plays a “yoga guru”, whatever that means. In her previous Hollywood release A Kid Like Jake, she had at best a supporting role.
One of the prominent Bollywood directors here wonders why Priyanka is investing her talent in such inconsequential roles in Hollywood. “She played the lead in all her Bollywood films since the beginning of her career. In Hollywood, she seems happy being a side actress.”
Provoked by a lack of meaty opportunities in the West, Priyanka has decided to turn producer with a biopic on Acharya Rajneesh’s right-hand woman Ma Anand Sheela....