Priyanka and Ileana’s catfight turns bitter

Last Updated: May 26, 2011, 18:09 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra and South Indian siren Ilena D’Cruz are embroiled in a bitter feud over the length of their roles in Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfee’.

Confirming the reports of starry tantrums, a source said, “Priyanka Chopra is obviously a huge star in Bollywood and she has a far more challenging role in the film. But Ilena D`Cruz too is a big star down South. She picked ‘Barfee’ as her launch venture because of the producers UTV and the director Anurag Basu who is known to extract super-sensitive performances from his female actors.”

“But after seeing how powerful Priyanka`s role is in ‘Barfee’ and also her obvious comfort level with the film`s leading man Ranbir Kapoor, (Priyanka and Ranbir got along like a house on fire during ‘Anjaana Anjaani’) Ileana is being warned by her friends that she might be reduced to a has-been like Kangna Ranaut in Anurag Basu`s ‘Kites’,” added the source.

Apparently, Priyanka and Ilena had problems with their role from the very beginning. While Priyanka plays the role of a mentally challenged girl, Ilena portrays the romantic lead.

Buzz has it that the ‘Barfee’ team is frantically trying to appease the two warring ladies.