Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif are two actresses that are regularly reported to be competing with one another. Rumour has it that Fernandez was vying for a role in ‘Bharat’ that eventually went to Kaif.

The Asian Age reports a close friend of Fernandez spilling the beans, saying, “The minute Jacqueline heard about Priyanka Chopra’s exit from Bharat, she sprang into action. She sent Salman and director Ali Abbas Zafar feelers through mutual friends, and when that didn’t work, she directly approached Salman and offered to step into PC’s shoes.”

When asked about Fernandez’s generous offer, the source added, “I think Salman ignored Jacqueline’s offer. It was too soon after the unexpected debacle that was Race 3. I think he needed a break from that pairing. Besides, Katrina was his first choice for the film anyway. It was only at Priyanka’s insistence that he changed his plans. With Priyanka out, why would he go to anyone else?”