Priyanka Chopra’s friendship with co-star Shah Rukh Khan has been under the scanner. Their proximity had sent gossip-mongers into a frenzy, linking the two. A few B-Towners too did not refrain from taking swings at PC publicly. The two however preferred to maintain a dignified silence and not add fuel to the rumours. Their silence led to a large section of the industry and the junta to believe that the reports of their alleged affair had driven a wedge in their friendship.
However, seems like it is PC’s fans who are trying to keep her in good spirits and not let negative reports affect her. An insider reveals that Priyanka recently got a CD and a letter from a fan where the fan has recorded one of King Khan’s recent interviews, where he spoke up in defense of his Don 2 co-star. The fan has also written that how SRK has stood by her and asked her to not let any talks upset her.
A source confirms that Priyanka, who is shooting in Hyderbad for the Zanjeer remake did receive the CD and the letter, and was extremely touched by the gesture when she learnt what the CD had. “The CD recording of SRK’s interview had him talk about how sorry he felt for the way Priyanka has been treated, while also praising her for both her first single as well as her performance in Barfi!. He reportedly said: ‘Feel extremely sorry, for she wasn’t shown the respect I show her or other women... Priyanka Chopra is one of the closest friends I have and is very close to my heart and always will be’.”
Interestingly, other fans too have been sending letters to PC, urging her to not let rumours affect her friendships. “When these rumours started, it was upsetting for Priyanka, but she chose to instead concentrate on her films and her music. She has never felt the need to justify her equations or friendships to anyone. But, she is certainly touched to know that her fans have been making such efforts to make sure that she is smiling despite the rumours,” says a source close to the actor.