Priyanka Chopra is a powerhouse of talent: After ruling Bollywood for years, she has almost clasped Hollywood’s throat with panache.
Thanks to her, the world got to witness an Indian actress making it big in Hollywood, an industry where only Indian actors dream to work. With her work, she has carved a niche for herself and has become a force to reckon with, carving one milestone after another.
PC interviewed with Refinery29 and spilled some beans on her personal life. She threw a light on her personal relationships and made us realise why there can be no one like her.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
1. She is so successful on the work front and there is not a shadow of doubt that many men would want to court her. PC doesn’t talk much about that trail of thought often and one is left wondering “Is she dating someone?” Finally, she has provided an answer to that barren land.
If walk out on the streets and there are paparazzi taking my picture, I’m not hypocritical enough to turn around and say, ‘Don’t take my picture, It’s their job to do it. I feel like 90% of my life is an open book. ‘I live my life for the world‘. Those lines are very clear for me. When I step out of the house and I go to work, I’m someone else. When I finish work and come back, then I’m me.”
“I feel like something should be mine, so I protect myself, Not that I have not been in relationships. I have very much. Right now, I guess I’m in a place where it’s complicated.”
2. More often than not, media categorises attributes like ‘fair’, ‘slim’, ‘toned’ as beautiful. Priyanka Chopra doesn’t embrace that thought and shruggs it off by stating something substantial.
I know everything is about diversity right now. But I think it should be about humanity. It’s 2016. It’s so easy to separate ourselves and become smaller and smaller pieces of humanity,” she says. “I don’t like the phrase ‘woman of color.’ I feel like that puts women in a box. I’m a woman, whether I’m white, Black, brown, green, blue, or pink — whatever. I think we need to start looking beyond that. It would be a big win for women, period.
3. Despite being so strong and hard working, she gushes about the person who was closest to her heart: her dad. It makes us realise that in the matters of heart, you need your space and time to recuperate the loss.
I’m a really tough girl,I’m really good at fixing things and dealing with things. When the big shit hits the fan: I’m the one who’ll stand up and say, ‘Alright, this is the solution. We can do this. This is fixable.’ But I couldn’t do that with my dad.”
4. She is the Miss World 2000, but she doesn’t consider herself beautiful (wow!). She talks about the definition of beautiful and it’s completely mind blowing.
I didn’t even know I was beautiful until — I don’t even know it now, I don’t think I was the most beautiful girl in the world. I think I won because I was well spoken and I was decently turned out. The stars aligned that day. But I taught myself to be the best version of myself over the years.”
“Beauty is so subjective, whether it’s art, whether it’s human beings, whether it’s nature.What is one person’s ‘Mona Lisa’ is not someone else’s, you know?”
“Beauty has nothing to do with me,” she says. “I was born with it. But I don’t want to be known by the fact that I’m beautiful. I want to be known for the fact that I’m an achiever. Not even an actor. I don’t want a label. I don’t want a box. I want a legacy.
Isn’t that incredible?
More power to you, PC! <3 You would always rule our hearts because of your oozing confidence and magnetic charisma.