Gerard Butler single and waiting for Priyanka Chopra

Gerard Butler has said he is still single because he is waiting for Priyanka Chopra.

The Playing for Keeps actor revealed that he nearly missed a flight just so he could meet Chopra.

He told IANS: “Last year, Priyanka was here [the US] and I was going out of town to a wedding.

“I stay in Malibu and she was coming to party at Malibu and I couldn't meet.

“I was even thinking of missing the plane and going and saying hello because I hadn't seen her in a long time. But we are in touch all the time.”

He joked: “I am still single because I am waiting for Priyanka Chopra.”

The Scots star first met the former Miss World during a visit to India, when she hosted a party for Butler.

Playing for Keeps is out in America on December 7, and in the UK on January 1, 2013.