Although Priyanka Chopra has been a working actor for the past 20 years, Aitraaz from 2004 is still regarded as one of her best films. The actor cried when she was offered the role of a bad character in Aitraaz, according to producer Suneel Darshan, who collaborated with the actor in one of her early films, Andaaz.
Akshay Kumar played Raj Malhotra in the Abbas-Mustan movie, which was largely based on the Hollywood film Disclosure. Raj Malhotra is accused of sexual harassment by his ex-girlfriend Sonia Kapoor, who is played by Priyanka Chopra. Kareena Kapoor played the role of Akshay’s wife, who represents him in court as well. After losing her case and having her spouse file for a divorce from her, Priyanka’s character Sonia finishes the movie by killing herself.
Producer Suneel Darshan recently shared with Siddharth Kannan that neither Akshay nor Priyanka were initially enthusiastic about the notion of filming the movie. He stated, “Priyanka and Akshay both wanted to pass on the project. But I made sure they entered by using the relationship I had formed with them. Priyanka Chopra stated she was contacted for a vamp’s role and she was so disappointed that she cried, went home, and went to sleep. Akshay had financial concerns, to which I said, “What does a little less or more money matter in a movie, think of the project.”
Suneel continued, “I told you to return to the office when you wake up. I questioned her about how crucial it was that she take up the role while she was here. They were lucky to be in Aitraaz, as I believed I had drilled into her mind.
Priyanka received positive reviews for Aitraaz, which was hailed as a career-defining performance. She was last featured in the 2021 film The Matrix Resurrections and has a number of projects in the works, including Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt. The actor herself afterwards referred to it as the “greatest learning experience of her career.”