Alas, it has turned out to be just a lot of smoke without fire, as the parties concerned -- Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Farah Khan -- have rubbished the conjectures in the report.
Before bringing you the reactions of all the three above, let’s tell you what the report, published on Monday, said. It quoted a source as saying that Shahrukh has been working “like a man possessed” to make sure that he gets to romance Priyanka Chopra again on screen in Farah Khan’s next film, despite the other actresses like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor also being in the reckoning. More than that, the report alleged that the superstar was thumbing his nose at those who thought they had gotten him off Priyanka for good.
“Always acutely conscious of his image as someone who put his wife on a pedestal, and his best friends before himself, he is now cocking a snook to all those who thought they had him wrapped around their fingers,” the report quoted a source as saying about Shahrukh Khan.
However, SRK, PeeCee and Farah Khan were quick to rubbish the claims in the report.
Shahrukh took to Twitter and wrote: “When a persons words & body language r in conflict they r usually lying. A lot like the headline words of tabloids & their body of content..”
He added: “Most of the time ppl dont want to get to know u, instead they want to tell u, who they think u are. Let them maintain their fictions about u.”
Priyanka Chopra seconded him by replying to his tweet: “Agreed!! @iamsrk ! And btw! I guess its only cause fiction is so much more interesting na? haha! Hope shoots going super!”
Farah Khan was more direct in her response. She tweeted: “Everymorning I get up n read some made up crap about HNY (Happy New Year)..whn the 'journos' hav decided who our leading lady will be kindly inform us too!”
Well, that should put rumours to rest for the time being.