Less than a week before the release of ‘Zanjeer’, it seems the movie’s lead actress Priyanka Chopra is busy with other commitments. ‘Zanjeer’ has been shot in Telugu simultaneously with the Hindi version and there was a music launch event which Chopra skipped on Wednesday in Hyderabad.
Titled ‘Thoofan’, the Telugu version’s music release launch was indeed a big one. A source told Hindustan Times, “We were very surprised when PC didn’t show up in Hyderabad. It was very big day for the Telugu Zanjeer and also for Ramcharan Teja’s wife Upasana. Her family’s Apollo chain of hospitals turned 25 years old on Wednesday. First there was a grand event at the Novotel hotel for the Apollo parivaar where Upasana’s grandfather who founded the Apollo chain was present. This was followed by the Thoofan music release at which all of Ramcharan’s directors so far (he has done only 4 Telugu films) came on stage to wish him all the best”.
When questioned about Chopra’s non-attendance, director Apoorva Lakhia was quick to run to Chopra’s defence. He said that she had sent a video message for the event and was actually walking the ramp for Reliance Entertainment who produce ‘Zanjeer’. He knew that Chopra was also busy with her ‘Ram Leela’ song at the same time as being available for the promotions of ‘Zanjeer’.
Another source commented about Chopra’s long hours to complete the ‘Ram Leela’ item song, “She had no intention of taking on a special song. But then Sanjay Bhansali personally requested her. She is working on Mary Kom of which SLB is the producer. So there was no question of refusing. But an extra song at this juncture means taking time off from other commitments. Priyanka is doing the best time-management possible”.
‘Zanjeer’ is slated for release on 6th September.