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Priyanka Chopra REFUSED to work with Rajniesh Duggall in Yakeen as he was a newcomer, reveals latter: “I don’t blame her, but she was aware…”

en Bollywood News Priyanka Chopra REFUSED to work with Rajniesh Duggall in Yakeen as he was a newcomer, reveals latter: “I don’t blame her, but she was aware…”

Yakeen, starring Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra, was released in 2005. 

Actor Rajniesh Duggall recently opened up about a missed opportunity early in his career. In a conversation with Siddharth Kannan, Rajniesh revealed he was initially cast opposite Priyanka Chopra in the 2005 film Yakeen.

Priyanka Chopra REFUSED to work with Rajniesh Duggall in Yakeen as he was a newcomer, reveals latter: "I don’t blame her, but she was aware..."

Priyanka Chopra REFUSED to work with Rajniesh Duggall in Yakeen as he was a newcomer, reveals latter: “I don’t blame her, but she was aware…”

Casting in Yakeen 

Rajniesh, who rose to fame after starring in the music video for ‘Chhod Do Aanchal,’ had signed a three-film deal with the producers of Yakeen. He recalled, “I was the first choice for Yakeen, I was signed for the film. In fact, I was working on it. When I met director Girish Dhamija, he asked me, ‘When can you move to Mumbai?’ I was already planning to move to Mumbai.”

PeeCee’s Stardom leads to Rajniesh Duggall's exit

According to the 44-year-old actor, due to PeeCee’s rise in stardom, she expressed reservations about working with a newcomer. He shared that producer Sujit Kumar Singh called him urgently to his office at midnight. “He told me that Priyanka has become a big star in the time span since they had signed me and they had paid her for the bulk deal, now she is saying ‘I will not work with a newcomer.’”

"They said Priyanka wanted that, but I feel it could have been the managers or the people around her," Duggall said, acknowledging the complexities of the film industry. "I don't blame her, but she was aware that I was doing the film. She could have said, 'No, he will do it.'"

Arjun Rampal ultimately took on the lead role in Yakeen alongside Chopra. While this initial project fell through, Duggall later found success with his debut in 1920 and continues to act in Bollywood films.

Also Read: Priyanka Chopra embodies Bulgari’s luxury glamour in staggering Rs. 358 crores Serpenti Aeterna necklace; took 2,800 hours to create, see pics

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