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Updated: June 19, 2012 19:14 IST

Three loves

Harshini Vakkalanka
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Actors Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor, during the press conference of their new movie Teri Meri Kahaani in Bangalore
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Actors Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor, during the press conference of their new movie Teri Meri Kahaani in Bangalore

Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor on love, on and off screen

Priyanka Chopra agrees that her latest release with Shahid Kapoor Teri Meri Kahaani (thrice upon a love story) can be an “anyone’s story”. The film, directed by Kunal Kohli, is set in three different eras — 1910, 1960 and 2012 — where the duo plays three different characters.

“No matter where you are, the inherent feeling of love is the same, whether you are pining for your lover or waiting for your lover. That’s the beauty of love in India,” she said at a recent press conference in Orion Mall’s Reliance Digital store. She was with her co-star and reported on-off boyfriend Shahid Kapoor.

She confessed that she found it challenging to play the 1910 role of a Punjabi girl from Lahore who falls in love with a Muslim boy. “There were no reference points for that era, there were no films. We just had some sketches.” Manish Malhotra, she explained, had to design her costumes based on these records.

When asked when they would be seen on screen together again, Chopra said she would love to work with Shahid again soon. “It’s going to take a while to get over this film,” added Shahid. The pair was known for their chemistry in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey that supposedly continued off-sets too.

“We both came to the sets with pre-conceived notions then,” she recalled. “But we bonded over our similar interests in music and we also think similarly. We realised that we don’t get bored with each other.”

Shahid, on the other hand, remained elusive about his wedding plans. “I’m tired of answering questions about my marriage. Even my parents don’t ask me that question as many times as I’m asked at interviews,” he said.

“There are no rules to love. It’s not only blind, but it’s also deaf and dumb. We think we are in control, but in love we lose control. That’s what is beautiful about it.” He also pointed out that relationships are not a piece of cake in today’s world where “people want to do things on their own”. But he reassured everyone that he would definitely go on to the rooftops and proclaim his love for his woman when he finds her. “Until then, I will be evasive.”

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