After that she starred as Chamku, her second role opposite Bobby Deol. The film, based on the Naxal violence, once again threw Priyanka's career into a shadow.
Drona, her next release of 2008, was supposed to take the superhero genre forward, but proved to be another step backwards for her. Priyanka played the titular character's female bodyguard, a role no one found convincing. In Drona she featured opposite Abhishek Bachchan.