It appears that Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor are well-versed in the art of war. Kareena, Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine
, told Hindustan Times that her film would be better than Priyanka Chopra's Fashion
- also a Bhandarkar movie - despite the fact that Priyanka had won a National Award for her performance.
Sour grapes, retaliates Priyanka. In an exclusive interview to NDTV, the Barfi!
actress said that if you don't have a National Award then you can hardly say anything else.
This, the latest episode in Bollywood's real-life The Bold And The Beautiful
, is another salvo in the long-standing Priyanka vs Kareena rivalry. Most famously, the two actresses exchanged a verbal volley on separate episodes of Koffee With Karan
with Kareena making fun of Priyanka's accent and Priyanka replying that she got it from the same place that Bebo's boyfriend, Saif Ali Khan, had got his. Read: our Call with Priyanka Chopra: Full Transcript
More reported skirmishes followed including an incident at rehearsals for the Filmfare Awards last year in which Priyanka took so long that her rehearsal ate into Kareena's who was kept waiting for some four hours.
The plot thickened when Priyanka reportedly began dating Kareena's ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor, her co-star from Kaminey
and more recently Teri Meri Kahani
. It's unlikely that Bebo would have been pleased.
Lately, there seemed to have been an uneasy truce called between the two warring actresses when Priyanka dropped by the sets of Heroine
to visit Madhur and Kareena. But, clearly, that was temporary.
And, if we're to be absolutely honest - do we really want the war to end?