Piggy chops ditches saroj

ONLY A few days back, it was reported that Priyanka Chopra forced Madhur Bhandarkar to change the climax of Fashion so that it suited her image.

Now, Piggy Chops (as she is fondly called by her co-stars) has done it again.

She recently walked out of choreographer-turned-director Saroj Khan’s film, Sati, which was expected to hit the floors this month. The actress feels that the role will take her away from commercial cinema.

The veteran dance master who has been in the industry for nearly three decades roped in Priyanka to play the lead of her directorial debut, Sati, written by Makarand Deshpande.

Initially Priyanka had jumped at the offer, but later, backed out. She had four script-narrating sessions and when Saroj went to meet her for the fifth time, Priyanka told her that she had signed a three-film deal with a TV channel.

A source close to Saroj reveals, “Saroj is hopping mad. Priyanka had no business to give more importance to the channel. Saroj was paying her the market price. We wish that she had been clear about this from the beginning.”

Sources say that earlier too, when Saroj wanted to make a film with Madhuri Dixit, she refused the offer and instead worked with Vaibhavi Merchant in her comeback film Aaja Nachle. Saroj was miffed with her as well. Wonder who’s the heroine for Sati now?

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