The growing fondness between Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra was for all to see, as the Bollywood duo surprised onlookers with their shared camaraderie and, dare we say, chemistry, over the weekend as they performed in Dubai over the UAE National Day.
However, the plot thickened even further when Emirates 24|7 was informed that the A-listers were also hob knobbing the following afternoon, viewing some über luxury properties in the emirate.
A source present at the viewing claimed that both the actors were keen on The Palm Jumeirah and toured a number of properties there.
“Both Salman and Priyanka appeared quite keen in some luxurious villas on the VIP fronds on The Palm Jumeirah,” the source said. They added: “They have shortlisted something they liked and are expected to make separate bids shortly.”
Interestingly, at the press conference of their stage show, ‘Ahlan Bollywood’, brothers Salman and Sohail couldn’t stop gushing about how much their family loved Dubai.
In fact, when quizzed, Salman said: “To put it bluntly, if I wasn’t living in Mumbai for work, then I would surely be living in Dubai.”
When asked whether he was looking at properties here, the actor vaguely mentioned: “I haven’t seen anything as yet, but it is on the cards.”
We guess, it was sooner than later for the Indian actor, who has made several high profile visits to the city this past 12 months, starting off with his birthday celebrations and a new year’s bash last December.
Following this, the actor jetted down here to launch his charitable line of clothing, Being Human, along with shooting for his upcoming ‘Dabangg 2’, which releases on December 20 in UAE cinemas.
Incidentally, if Salman does manage to lock in on a property on The Palm, the actor will probably have archrival Shah Rukh Khan as his neighbour, considering the latter already owns a sprawling villa on the man-made island.
As for dear Priyanka, we reckon she wouldn’t really mind having both the Khans as her neighbours, considering when is fast becoming a good friend, while the other has been her alleged 4am friend on occasion, according to reports.
Incidentally, a Signature villa, which Shah Rukh owns on The Palm Jumierah, costs approximately Dh20 million and up, while a Garden villa averages from Dh11 million.