Behind every successful man, there is a woman. The opposite seems to hold true for Priyanka Chopra, who's had the support of several gentlemen during her long trek to the balcony seat of Bollywood. On her birthday, we take a look at some of her life's leading men:
If not for her father Dr Ashok Chopra, Priyanka's career might have never taken off. It was her dad who insisted that she take part in the Miss India contest, in which she finished runner-up and then went on to take part in the Miss World contest. The rest, as they say, is history. Priyanka lost her father this year to cancer and before his demise she had had 'Daddy's lil girl' tattooed on her arm.
Akki starred opposite Priyanka in a number of movies during her early days in Bollywood like 'Andaaz', 'Waqt', 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' and 'Aitraaz'. Their chemistry was, however, too much for Akshay's wife Twinkle to take and reports emerged that she was miffed about the two actors spending so much time together. In fact, there were even rumours that Twinkle had caught Akki red-handed at a suburban Mumbai hotel, and the affair ended soon after
Priyanka was then linked for a long while to producer Harry Baweja's son, Harman. The two even acted together in the movies 'Love Story 2050' and 'What's Your Rashee?'. The couple were spotted together at a number of places but never confirmed that they were dating. Finally, they parted ways and we couldn't have been happier for Piggy Chops, seeing that who'd want to date a man who had once tried to get his face surgically altered to resemble Hrithik Roshan's?
During the filming of 'Anjaana Anjaani', reports of a romance between Ranbir and Priyanka hit headlines. They will be seen next in Anurag Basu's movie 'Barfi!'
Priyanka was rumoured to have struck up a close friendship with Shahid Kapur on the sets of 'Kaminey'. The two even appeared on Karan Johar's talkshow 'Koffee With Karan' but did not admit to dating each other. After their bitter break-up (some say that Shahid's staunch vegetarian ways drove a wedge between them), the two were forced to come together for promotions of their movie 'Teri Meri Kahaani' and the cold vibes they shared in public was evident for all to see
Priyanka has made it known several times over that she is a huge SRK fan. She was also been present at several IPL games cheering on Khan's team, Kolkata Knight Riders. Shah Rukh in turn, had recommended her to several producers and she even starred opposite him in both Don movies. The trouble started when rumours of a romance surfaced and she was boycotted by SRK's wife Gauri and her friends. Soon the tabloids were full of mudslinging articles by pro and anti-Priyanka camps. Still, the two have never confirmed or denied the rumours and continue to share great camaraderie in public
Priyanka and Karan have shared a love-hate relationship over the years. She was his number one girl, having acted in his hit productions 'Dostana' and 'Agneepath' though their relationship soon soured after rumours arose that she and Shah Rukh Khan were having an affair. Karan, who is best friends with SRK's wife Gauri, turned a cold shoulder to Priyanka before patching up with her at his birthday party. She was also recently spotted with the director at a special screening of 'Ship of Theseus'