They were concerned about the report that had appeared about Kangna Ranaut replacing me in Priyan sir’s The Bullet Train. I was surprised when I heard it because I was clueless about the issue. I didn’t even know I was being considered for the film,” explains Priya.
And the reason, she says, is because she was abroad for a shoot and wasn’t aware that she had been approached for the project. “I wasn’t accessible, so they might have spoken to my manager. I had absolutely no idea about this. So, I really don’t know what exactly transpired, and that Kangna had replaced me,” she says. In fact, Priya isn’t sure if the reports are true. “Since nobody spoke to me directly about being cast in the film, I haven’t got a call from anyone informing me that I’m not part of the project anymore,” she tells us.
Just when everybody was raving about south heroines making a splash in B-town, does this incident of a Bollywood lass replacing her make Priya feel let down? “I don’t think that just because we’re from the south, we’re less talented or glamorous than B-town heroines. And no way are we inferior to them.
Who knows, I might get a call from Priyan sir if he feels I suit the role in his next film. I’m glad that he at least considered me for this movie,” she justifies.
After being part of the south industry, which is known for its disciplined way of working, is she disillusioned by the way B-town functions? “I’m not. But I definitely hope instances like this don’t recur,” says an emphatic Priya.