Priyanka Chopra peeved with Vishal Bhardwaj?

Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 14:24 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Vishal Bhardwaj’s film ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’, which has garnered rave reviews after its release this week has left the lead actress Priyanka Chopra high and dry. The actress, who is the face of the Ruskin Bond adaptation, was keen to join her mentor and ace filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to Berlin for the film’s screening, but Bhardwaj wanted her to take care of the promotional events in Mumbai during the release of ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’.

Talking to a daily, a source close to the unit said, "Priyanka really wanted to be in Berlin. After all, ‘Saat Khoon Maaf is as much her film as Vishal`s. She`s the face of the film, which was being screened in the `panorama section` of the Festival. This was the film`s first screening at an international forum. Naturally, she wanted to be with Vishal at this momentous occasion."

Bhardwaj attended the event along with his wife Rekha and actor Anu Kapoor, who sponsored his own trip.

Piggy Chops tried all possible things to convince him to take her along with him to film fest but Bhardwaj was hell bent on his decision.

"Priyanka reasoned with Vishal. She offered to intensify the publicity and finish everything in two days prior to the release date, so she could be in Berlin for the festival,” the source said.

“Even Vishal`s wife Rekha Bhardwaj intervened on Priyanka`s behalf and tried coaxing him to let her come along. But Vishal was adamant. He felt Priyanka`s presence was needed more in Mumbai than in Berlin," added the source.