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Priyanka Chopra gives IIFA a miss, flies from New York to Mumbai

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Chopra was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Thursday morning

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Bollywood is celebrating the IIFA weekend in New York, but Priyanka Chopra, who describes the United States as her ‘second home’ has flown down to Mumbai to celebrate her birthday.

Chopra was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Thursday morning wearing a floral printed maxi dress, denim jacket, and Lennon shades.

“Vacaaaaayyyy mode.. when everything is balanced. Nothing needs to move.. and it’s ok.. nice #mumbaibound,” Chopra tweeted on Wednesday.

“It never gets old. Being home.. Mumbai rains.. the beauty in the chaos.. happy to be back in my city.. #Mumbaikar,” she added on Thursday.

The actress will celebrate her 35th birthday on Tuesday, July 18, but reports suggest that she may leave Mumbai on Sunday itself.

Rumors about Chopra skipping the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is also taking rounds.

“With Quantico and some international films, like Isn’t It Romantic? and A Kid Like Jake in her kitty, Priyanka now considers herself a Hollywood star. She perhaps thought it best to stay away from IIFA this year,” Mid-day quoted a source explaining Chopra’s absence.

However, Chopra’s spokesperson denied all the rumors and said she went to Mumbai in connection with the release of her new Marathi production venture.

“Priyanka Chopra had not made any commitment to the awards show organizers, so there’s no question of her skipping it. She’s in Mumbai as her Marathi production, Kay Re Rascala, releases today,” the spokesperson told the daily.

Chopra’s Bollywood colleagues, on the other hand, are expressing their happiness as they all find her in huge hoardings in New York’s Times Square.

“Jet lagged. So took a lonely walk at 5am to an empty Times Square & bumped into @priyankachopra. Was great meeting you old friend. #IIFA207,” Boman Irani tweeted.

“Eh dekho sadi @priyankachopra chha gayi us ach.. proud to be an Indian.. God bless :),” Mika Singh wrote.

“Look who I saw at the time square!!!amazing feeling!!! @priyankachopra loads of love to u #mp…,” Manish Paul said.

Chopra responded to all tweets personally and greeted everyone.