Priyanka Chopra during the cover launch of a magazine in Mumbai, June 30. (Santosh Hirlekar | PTI)

Priyanka Chopra during the cover launch of a magazine in Mumbai, June 30. (Santosh Hirlekar | PTI)

Priyanka Chopra says there is no change in her equation with Deepika Padukone contrary to reports of a fight between them. – @siliconeer #siliconeer #bollywood #priyankachopra #PC #deepikapadukone #Quantico #Baywatch #XXX #Piku

It was reported that since there is a competition between Priyanka and Deepika – both are trying to make a mark in Hollywood – their friendship has gone kaput.

“You (media) said we are friends. Earlier, you all (media) used to write we are BFF (best friend forever) so how did this change, why and how it changed? I did not say it (equation) has changed, you said it has changed,” Priyanka told reporters at an event.

“I am clarifying that whatever was earlier it is same today also. Your perspective has changed and that shouldn’t have happened,” the 33-year-old actress said, dismissing suggestions that their friendship has turned sour.

The “Bajirao Mastani” co-stars have umpteen times in the past said they are friends. In fact, Deepika had said Priyanka was her first friend when she entered Bollywood nearly a decade ago.

Priyanka has made a name for herself on small screen in the U.S. through her television show “Quantico” and now she will be making her debut in Hollywood with “Baywatch.”

Apparently, it was reported that the team of “Piku” actress is trying to get good projects for her. Asked about this, Priyanka said, “Ask her team. My team is not trying. It doesn’t make sense for me to answer about someone else…I don’t pay attention to what others are doing.

“My career has been very solitary. My career has nothing to do with the success and failure of others.”

The former Miss World said she is trying to open doors globally for Indian actors.

“I am trying to open doors for others (Indian actors) by representing Indian film industry (at the international level). I hope a lot of south Asian actors get entry on global level. Whoever gets good work I will always wish them well. I would wish them more success than me.”

According to gossip mills were abuzz “Bajirao Mastani” stars apparently declined to to perform on “Pinga” at the recently concluded IIFA Awards at Madrid.

Quiz the “Don” actress on this and she says, “I have no idea… It would be better to ask IIFA team. All I know is that it was suppose to happen but then I don’t know what happened and why it did not happen. I have no idea… You have to ask IIFA I am sure they would know.”

Priyanka was talking to the media at special edition launch of Maxim magazine, in which she has topped the list for the hottest woman of the decade.

On the cover page of Maxim India’s June/July edition, the “Barfi” actress has posed with her hands up and showing apparently smoothed and whitened underarm, and this became talk of the town.

Users on social networking sites claimed the stunning actress’ armpits in the images are the work of photoshop.

When asked about this, Priyanka quipped “This is the infamous photo. I gave my reaction on twitter. I showed the real. I think I must be a big star that my armpits were on CNN in America.”

The National Film Award winning actress thanked actress Kareena Kapoor Khan for praising her work in Hollywood.

“I thank Kareena for acknowledging my work. She has been very encouraging of me. I admire her for being that way for me. I wish her the best in life. I am grateful to her (for the comment). Encouraging words from a colleague give you strength to do even better.”