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I have not become so big that someone makes a film on me’

Mumbai: Aseem Merchant, who allegedly dated Priyanka Chopra during her modelling days, is reportedly planning to direct a film on her life and this has upset the former beauty queen.
Reportedly, the film will not only chronicle her modelling days, but also her infamous fallout with her ex-manager Prakash Jaju. ‘I am doing a biopic on Mary Kom's life. She sat with me on every scene and told me about the emotions she felt while going through everything. It would be extremely flattering for me if someone makes a biopic on my life,’ she said.
‘But this particular situation makes me very angry because I know as a woman what I, my father and my family went through,’ the actor told reporters.
After being crowned Miss World in 2000, Priyanka entered filmdom with films like The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and Andaaz and in her over a decade long career she even went on to win several awards including, a National Award for her performance in Fashion.
‘What upsets me is that people, who are going to make this film, are going to glorify a part which was a painful thing in my life as a girl. I think it is extremely disturbing and I am very disappointed in the people who are glorifying it,’ she added.
Jaju had claimed that Priyanka owed him a large amount of money. The actress' late father Col. Ashok Chopra then filed a police complaint against the manager, citing false accusations and threatening of the family members.
Jaju was later arrested in 2008 and spent over two months behind bars.
However, on a lighter note, the multi-talented actress said: ‘I have not become so big that someone makes a film on me. I have to do a lot, may be by 40 they can as I would have done a lot and there would be some controversies also.’
Priyanka was last seen in the film Gunday. ians
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