Will Priyanka Chopra’s Cousin, Meera Chopra, Face the Ghosts of her Past?

Will Priyanka Chopra’s Cousin, Meera Chopra, Face the Ghosts of her Past?

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Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra

Meera Chopra makes her big Bollywood debut in Satish Kaushik‘s Gang Of Ghosts alongside Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher, Sharman Joshi and Jackie Shroff.

But who exactly is she? Talk within the industry has it that Meera is cousin to Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra. But in an interview with Hindustan Times in August 2013, Parineeti was quoted saying, “Meera is not my cousin. She is a cousin’s cousin’s cousin. We don’t even meet and talk. So she is not really my family.”

On the other hand, Priyanka has never officially denied being related to Meera, neither has she been up front about helping or promoting the newbie actress.

Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra

In fact, our blog archives tell us Meera was supposed to make her debut with Vikram Bhatt’s third installment of 1920. She had initially refused to do this film because of clashing dates. However, since that got delayed, she finally signed up for Gangs Of Ghosts.

Few may know that Meera began her career by acting in South films and has done numerous Tamil and Telugu flicks. She debuted in 2007 in Anbe Aaruyire, a Tamil film, which went on to be a super-hit.

She acted under the name of Nila for some of her South films.

Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra
Meera Chopra

But unlike her more illustrious cousins, Meera has a murky and sordid past. Media reports have it that she was under the police scanner for being involved in the suspicious death of a lady in Gurgaon in 2011, called Ruchi Bhuttan.

According to news reports, Meera was having an affair with Ruchi’s husband, Sumit Bhuttan. Sumit wanted a divorce from Ruchi to marry Meera who is also alleged to have been his lover before he got married to Ruchi.

After allegedly having a fight over dowry demands, Ruchi apparently hung herself from the ceiling fan. However, the police investigating the case found many things which did not add up and after arresting Sumit, held Meera for extensive questioning.

Sumit was found to be not guilty in 2013 by the Court and was freed of all charges framed against him.

As for Meera, she will soon be seen on the silver screen in Gangs Of Ghosts and may well have put the ghosts of her past behind her!

Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini