Priyanka Chopra is a well-known name in Bollywood, having started her career as a side actress in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. Since then, she has received many acting opportunities and has impressed audiences with her performances.
In 2008, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in Fashion. Despite her success, her journey has been filled with ups and downs, including being shunned by Bollywood due to industry politics and rumored relationships with actors.
While Chopra recently opened up about her dating history, rumors suggest that her alleged relationship with Shah Rukh Khan may have negatively impacted her career. Although Chopra hasn’t commented on the controversy much, Khan has addressed it in the past.
Shah Rukh Khan answers questions related to his relationship rumors with Priyanka Chopra
During the filming of the Don series, rumors circulated that Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan had become close. They were frequently seen together at parties, nightclubs, and other events, and it was said that their friendship was strong. While Chopra openly expressed her admiration for Khan, he also held her in high regard.
Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh’s wife, and industry insiders allegedly opposed their relationship. As rumors about their purported affair started to spread in 2011, King Khan’s followers were shocked. They are also stunned by the thought that he may be dating someone outside of his marriage.
When things were getting out of hand, Shah Rukh Khan addressed those rumors in an indirect way
Having a word with the media, Shah Rukh Khan, who was seated next to Katrina Kaif, expressed his displeasure over the controversy. Without taking Chopra’s name, he said that people were focusing on interrogating the woman with whom he had previously collaborated rather than the respect he personally had for her. He said,
“To me, what is most disturbing is the fact that a lady who’s worked with me has been questioned, and somewhere down the line, she’s not being shown the kind of respect I show her or all the women. I think it’s a little disrespectful.”
Shah Rukh went on to apologize to his fans. However, he also clarified that his apology was not for any wrongdoing on his part, but rather because Priyanka is his friend. He added,
“I’m extremely sorry about that. Sorry means… it’s not directly because of anything I’ve done but because she’s my friend. She’s one of the closest friends I have, very close to my heart, and always will be.”
Shah Rukh Khan also recalled the first meeting with Priyanka Chopra
In the same interview, SRK praised Priyanka’s accomplishments and acknowledged her inspiring path. He recounted how they had initially connected during a contest when Priyanka had begun her journey to become Miss World. He said,
“She’s a little girl who started her Miss India or Miss World crowning with me—I don’t remember. We’ve shared some of the nicest moments on screen as friends, and it’s unfortunate. It’s extremely unfortunate and sad for me to think that, you know, a friendship gets a little soiled.”
Despite the gossip and controversy surrounding their rumored connection, it’s evident that Shah Rukh Khan had a high regard for Priyanka Chopra.