Letís not talk about Gerard:Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra has many reasons to smile Ė her moviesíve been doing well, and sheís been winning awards for her work too. Sheís also
been declared the number one actress in Bollywood, but this damsel would rather concentrate on her work than count numbers.
ďWith every hit film, you become a number one or a number two, and with each flop film, you become a number six or number seven. And hits and flops come and go like nobodyís business in this fraternity. If you start keeping track of the number and the position, youíll really lose your mind. Nothing succeeds like success, and thatís why I pay no attention to this whole number game. Weíre all striving to be successful, but the measure of success does not come from being called number one for three months and then being forgotten about,Ē she explains.
Next year, itíll be 10 years since Priyanka won her Miss India and Miss World crowd. ďOh yes, thatís right! It will be about 10 years next year. It makes me feel so old! Wow, now itís scary Ė I feel like I was standing on that stage like a lost little girl. And where did the time go? My God, I havenít had time to think about that,Ē she says.
Priyanka maintains that she is the same simple girl that she was when she entered the industry.
ďIím not very shrewd. If I look back at my life, it makes me feel that Iíve stayed away from the conventional stuff, deliberately. For instance, the films I do, the way I lead my life Ė Iím a lot more private. I donít like focussing only and only on film, I pick different things to do. Iím writing now. I like getting involved in a lot of public forums, and because of all this, I feel is unconventional,Ē she says, adding, ďAnd the unconventionality continues in my movies. I like to take up all kind of genres to test myself as an actor. Even a commercial film like Dostana was unconventional. I like to take up movies that I know Iíd like to watch as a member of the audience. Iím an entertainer, but Iím also the audience. And I do go to movie halls, buy my own ticket and watch a lot of movies.Ē
Talking about movies, Priyanka will be seen in two this year Ė Kaminey and Whatís Your Rashee? ďI had to study Marathi for my role in Kaminey, it was like I was giving my exams. I had a tutor with me all the time and a dialect coach on the sets. But it was exciting. Iím a sucker for knowledge. And I learnt the language in a month and a half!Ē
Talking about Kaminey, Priyanka was recently linked with none her co-star in the movie, Shahid Kapur. However, she was also recently linked with the Hollywood actor Gerard Butler. So is either of them a Ďclose friendí? ďIíve always been very private about my personal life. I donít like giving importance to non-issues.Ē And what about Gerard Butler, ainít she friends with him? ďI donít know if I want to talk about that,Ē she demurs.