I am my own person: Priyanka

Priyanka Chopra is nursing a hurt knee but her spirit is unwavering. She says, “I was rehearsing for an awards function and the gravity-defying performance got the better of my poor knee. But it’s healing fast and I am busy promoting my upcoming film”. We chat up the A-lister

A period drama
My upcoming film with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor is special because it’s a period film, a genre I wanted to explore. Also, it has a good storyline and has a young feel to it.

Bond with the boys
They are far more experienced than I was in my first few films. I was very young when I started doing films. Arjun has literally grown up in the industry while Ranveer has also been associated with films since a young age. So they are not exactly newbies, which is a plus point for them. Even though I have more experience than them as far as films are concerned, they didn’t really need my guidance. Thankfully, I wasn’t the butt of their jokes but definitely the centre of their attention (laughs). I was one of the boys in their fun and games. We also worked in extreme conditions like shooting outdoors in the scorching summers of Kolkata.

Western inspiration
A lot is being made about the golden bodysuit that I have worn for a cabaret song in the film being inspired from JLo. A stupid comparison because it’s the basic skin embellishment that an actress or entertainer would wear for a dance sequence. It’s like the little black dress which everyone wears. Being compared to JLo may sound flattering, but I would rather be known as my own person. Nothing compares to being your own self, anyways.

Criticism meter
I take criticism constructively. It is important to grow as a person. But stories that are biased and made up to seek attention are simply not acceptable. There is no reason to justify the malicious rumours being floated around. Luckily, I have a strong bond with my fans. I prefer focusing on the love and appreciation of my millions of fans than bother about the vile reactions of a few hundreds who want to pull me down.

No expectations
I am not the kind of person who has great expectations from her projects. My idea is to do a good job and let destiny take its course. Of course, I would like all my films to do wonderful business but that’s not in my hand. I also feel that as artistes, we take too much credit for a film’s outcome when fact is that it is teamwork.

Sibling rivalry
I haven’t had the time to catch up with Parineeti’s latest release though there were three trials. I have been super busy with the promotion of my upcoming film. But I am proud of what she does in every film. It’s dumb to even insinuate a rivalry between us. We are family. Period.

Power woman
The biopic on Mary Kom is shaping up well. In fact, we have a shoot schedule at the end of the month. It’s a film that is not just limited to the great achiever but a story for every girl who cannot be restricted and is capable of doing much more than what is expected of her.

Adios, resolutions!
Like every year, I made a New Year resolution to eat healthy and promptly broke it the next day itself (laughs aloud).

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  • PC smital12-Feb-2014

    TO PIGGY - UR MY PERFECT VALENTINE.............. PIGGY IS UNIVERSALY PERFECT, IDOL............. 59 IDEA FILMFARE GOES TO ONLY PIGGY, PARI GOD MADE PIGGYPRINCESS FOR ME........... ALL IS MADE FOR PIGGY.............. everyMOMENT OUR LOVE like ALL. WONDER, FULL OF JOY......... the love string that.... link my SOUL , MIND to you....... MY love falling in love with. you and OUR. ALL want to. make it IDEAL LOVE........ THEY LIVE IN OUR MOMENTS............... ALL AWARDS GOES TO PIGGY , PARI, MEER....... POPSTAR, IDOL ONLY PIGGY.....

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