While many people believe that Priyanka Chopra owes her success to her team, the Bollywood actress, who’s now a worldwide recognized face due to her stint in American TV series Quantico and soon to release Hollywood movie Baywatch, says that the credit for her work goes “only and just” to her and nobody else.
“I do have a fantastic team because they handle two continents of my scheduling and much more than other things, they make sure nobody gets pissed off because I ‘m spread too thin,” Priyanka, who was in the Capital for a day to get her Padma Shri honour from President Pranab Mukherjee, told a news portal in a tête-à-tête.
“But having stated that, I think that I ‘m destiny’s favourite child. I’ve made sure that whatever opportunity comes my way, I give my core to it. Asked how she reacted when her former manager alleged that she desired to commit suicide because of pressure during the initial stage of her career, the actress said: “My daddy used to say, ‘Jab haathi chalta hai toh kutte bhonkte hai’ (when an elephant moves, dogs bark).”
Priyanka’s journey in showbiz started in the age of 17, when she was crowned Miss World. With “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” it was followed by her Bollywood debut in 2003. Next, there was no looking back as she mastered the art of delivering the unexpected.
After making India proud globally with her character of FBI agent Alex Parrish in “Quantico”, she bagged
“Baywatch” alongside Hollywood A- listers Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
With her international endeavors, does she feel like a beginner abroad?
“It’s a really unusual dichotomy with me because for them, they do’t discover the best way to treat me. In the movies that I do or most locations, they know I’m a huge star from another area of the world. When I am shooting I have people waiting for me, but they do’t know me,” Priyanka said, while adding that stardom shouldn’t be “announced before you walk in”, it should really be a discovery.
“What I’m enjoying is folks finding me. They saying and are discovering, ‘What’s the bustle around this girl, why are folks standing outside to see her shooting in Montreal. Lets Google and go her and then they find out who I ‘m’,” she said and Google me.
The National Prize winner stated that it’s “ fun to have without saying anything” another part of the world discover her “.
Priyanka, who’s also the first South Asian performer to win a People’s Choice Award, also believes the definition of stardom differs in the West than in India because of devotees.
“Stars are same but the fans. It’s amazing to view how much a devotee adores Indian film and the celebrities. It pleasing to have someone applaud your work and love you. I ‘m only a girl but the sort of affection and love I receive, it gives support to me.