Priyanka Chopra was one of the top 10 contestants for Miss India 2000 and Shah Rukh Khan was one of the jury members who asked her to marry him.
Sources from asianetnews found a rare video from the Miss India archives where Shah Rukh Khan asked Priyanka Chopra a question that made her bag the title. As there is no new celebrity moment happening these days due to lockdown, we end up digging into the past.
One of the panelists, Shah Rukh Khan threw a question as witty as him to test 17-year-old Priyanka Chopra. Completely unaware that his question would have a major impact later, SRK had then asked her, “This is hypothetical. Who would you rather marry? A great Indian sportsmen with all the records in Indian cricket like Azhar Bhai here who would make our country proud, take you all around the world and make you swell with pride or an artistic business person with a difficult name to pronounce like Swarovski who would bedeck you with jewels and fine necklace and you will never have to buy a chandelier for your house ever again or a Hindi film star like me who has nothing better to do than give you complicated multiple choice questions about a hypothetical wedding like this.”
But Priyanka Chopra didn’t need to contemplate. As soon as Shah Rukh Khan was done asking the question, the now international star had replied, “I would go for a great Indian sportsman because when I come back home or he comes back home, I know I will be there to be his support to tell him that I am proud of him as much as India is. To be able to tell him, ‘Hey look, you did your best.’ I will take immense pride in my husband who will be a man of strong character if he can bring so much pride to my country.”
Speculations regarding something ‘more than friends’ brewing between King Khan and our desi girl, came as a sweet surprise to their fans. The duo hit it off instantly while shooting for Don 2 and they were often noticed spending time alone by many. When questioned about the same, they snapped back saying that it was just for rehearsals.
Needless to say, her hubby’s conduct added to Gauri’s twitchiness and if rumours are anything to go by, Shah Rukh was strictly warned by Gauri to never be seen together in public.
In an interview with the host of an international chat show, Dirty Laundry, Priyanka Chopra keeping it sassy as always, had made some revelations about her alleged affair with Shah Rukh Khan. When she was asked about a leather jacket she wore at the show, she disclosed that it belonged to an ‘ex-boyfriend’ and had shared, “Things get exchanged. But this one I really really loved because it kind of became mine. It stopped being him like after it stayed back in my house once and I just kind of wore it.”
People took no time to immediately guess as to who it would be, and then, came about the following picture!
In a throwback session with IBN, Shah Rukh Khan had shared his thoughts on linkup rumours with Priyanka Chopra. He had shared, “Two parts – 1. To me, what is most disturbing is the fact that a lady who has worked with me has been questioned and somewhere down the line, not been shown the kind of respect I show her, or all the women. I think it’s little disrespectful. I am extremely sorry about that. Sorry exactly is not because of anything I have done but the fact that she is my friend, she is one of the closest friends I have and very close to my heart and always will be.”
Shah Rukh Khan had further added, “I just feel that sometimes, when things are said, I needed to step back from it because I find it very small and menial and you know it just tends to spoil the relationship that people share while working together. She is a little girl who started her Miss India crowning with me or Miss World crowning with me, I don’t remember. We have shared some of the nicest moments on-screen, off it as friends and it’s unfortunate. It’s extremely unfortunate and sad for me to think that a friendship gets a little soiled.”