When Shah Rukh Khan said 'marry me' to Priyanka Chopra and she rejected his proposal
First Published 30, Sep 2020, 10:53 AM
Priyanka Chopra was then one of the top 10 contestants for Miss India 2000 and Shah Rukh Khan was one of the jury members who asked her to marry him
We found a rare video from the Miss India archives where Shah Rukh Khan asked Priyanka Chopra a question that made her bag the title. As there is no new celebrity moment happening these days due to lockdown, we end up digging into the past.
This video is from 2000 when Priyanka was one of the top 10 contestants for Femina Miss India pageant. And Shah Rukh Khan was one of the jury members, who asked a question to the actress and Malaika Arora was the host.
Shah Rukh Khan put out a question to test 17-year-old Priyanka. “This is hypothetical. Who would you rather marry? A great Indian sportsmen with all the records in Indian cricket like Azhar Bhai here who would make our country proud, take you all around the world and make you swell with pride or an artistic business person with a difficult name to pronounce like Swarovski who would bedeck you with jewels and fine necklace and you will never have to buy a chandelier for your house ever again or a Hindi film star like me who has nothing better to do than give you complicated multiple choice questions about a hypothetical wedding like this.”
But Priyanka Chopra didn’t need any after-thoughts. As soon as Shah Rukh Khan was done asking the question, the now international star had replied, “I would go for a great Indian sportsman because when I come back home or he comes back home, I know I will be there to be his support to tell him that I am proud of him as much as India is. To be able to tell him, 'Hey look, you did your best.' I will take immense pride in my husband who will be a man of strong character if he can bring so much pride to my country."
After many years, rumours came out that Khan and Chopra are ‘more than friends’, which surprised their fans. The duo did many movies, got along well while shooting for Don 2, and they were often spotted spending alone time by many.
According to reports, Khan's wife, Gauri was unhappy with Priyanka and her hubby’s rumours and later told Shah Rukh to keep a distance from PC.