Madhur Bhandarkar is very happy with Priyanka Chopra's work in Fashion, which is due for release on October 29. She has "connected with emotions" in the film, he says.
In the film, Priyanka plays a Chandigarh girl aspiring to be a super-model. "Priyanka has connected with emotions in Fashion, that she has never shown on screen before. And she's a perfectionist," said Madhur.
Madhur is also a much-relieved man today. His worry that the release of Fashion could be delayed due to hitches have been put at rest.
First, Priyanka had a sore throat because of which she had to cancel the dubbing of Fashion. And then the film industry workers' strike put further pressure on Madhur's film.
"Our release is October 29, that's a Wednesday, so we've got a long Diwali weekend for our film. There's no way we could cancel. However, the workers' strike brought everything to a grinding halt," he said.
The strike was called off on Friday (October 3) after a meeting between the workers and the producers' association.