Gossips in India were apparently all over this story on the weekend. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were also at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre opening in Mumbai, along with so many other Indian celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan. Last week, Priyanka was on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast and she talked about why she left Bollywood and pivoted instead to a career in Hollywood:

“I was being pushed into a corner in the industry. I had people not casting me for reasons… I had beef with people. I was tired of the politics. I was just like, ‘I need a break.'”


Beef? Politics? Say more… 

Our colleague, Sonia Mangat, gave us the backstory today at the Etalk morning meeting. About ten years ago, there were rumours all over Bollywood that Priyanka and Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) were allegedly having an affair. A few years ago, after Priyanka made the move to Hollywood, she gave an interview and alluded to an “ex-boyfriend”, which many assumed to be SRK. 



SRK’s wife, Gauri, is quite influential on the social scene in India. According to Indian gossips, when Priyanka says she was “being pushed into a corner in the industry”, it was supposedly Gauri who had her blacklisted. 

So the fact that Priyanka, SRK, and Gauri were all present at the cultural centre event this weekend – and these three are all major players, well, it was a heatscore. This is like Brangelina and Aniston levels of intrigue. 

How did it all go down?

It would appear that everyone has moved on. Because check out this video of Gauri while Priyanka was performing onstage: 


Time cures the beef. Or, I should say, time and money cure the beef – because the Ambani family is among the wealthiest in the world. And of course Nick and Priyanka have been together for over six years and now have a daughter together. SRK and Gauri, meanwhile, have obviously worked through whatever issues they had – if the rumours are true…