Deepika Padukone refuses to perform with Priyanka Chopra at IIFA Awards 2016? Pictured: Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone refuses to perform with Priyanka Chopra at IIFA Awards 2016? Pictured: Priyanka Chopra, Deepika PadukoneVarinder Chawla

Looks like all is not well between Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, who had been the best of friends and also starred together in the successful film, "Bajirao Mastani." According to a Mid-Day report, the organisers of the IIFA 2016 Awards ceremony, which will be held on June 25, had apparently approached Priyanka and Deepika for a joint performance at the starry event. While Priyanka seemed excited with the proposal, Deepika reportedly declined sharing the stage with the "Quantico" actress.

"The organisers had approached Priyanka and Deepika for a joint performance, and the former was enthused by the proposal. However, Deepika refused to perform alongside her contemporary for reasons best known to her," a source told the daily.

While a lot was said earlier regarding the rapport the actresses shared off screen during the shoot of "Bajirao Mastani," they were apparently not on good terms on the sets. "They were formal with each other and stories of them bonding and not being competitive had been cooked up. A professional rivalry does exist between them," another source said.

Considering that both the actresses have made their way to Hollywood, with Priyanka being a part of the American TV show "Quantico" and the Hollywood film, "Baywatch," and Deepika bagging a role in Vin Diesel's "XXX The Return Of Xander Cage," it seems probable that the two would consider each other competition.

Their foreign assignments were recently brought up in a friendly quip by Salman Khan at the IIFA 2016 press conference. The event also saw the launch of the trailer of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Mirzya." According to a DNA report, Salman, who missed the trailer, requested for it to be replayed. Soon after, other celebrities, who were on the stage with Salman, got off to join him. However, when Deepika and Priyanka were busy conversing and took their own time to get off the stage to watch the trailer, Salman, known for his witty comments, said, "These two ladies have now gone abroad, doing Hollywood movies. They don't have anything to do with Indian cinema now."

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