By: Reshma Kelkar, IndiaFM
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." This thought suits to actress Priyanka Chopra, who believes in same. The success of Krissh has made her more confident about her work. Priyanka is not one of them, who think that acting is just a profession. For Priyanka her acting is not just a profession but a passion.
Priyanka Chopra has become a thorough professional throughout these years. Though she had never thought that she would be an actress one day, Priyanka is happy with the way its going. She regrets for not being able to complete her education. "I won the Miss World title when I was 17 years old and I couldn't complete my education as Bollwood opened its door for me. I have been working since three and half years now, and believe me I hate myself in my every film. I am a critic of my work and I feel I am still not satisfied and need to work on acting or the character that I play in my films. The day I will feel that I have become a good actress I will quit" she adds. Coming from a total non film background Priyanka learned Kathak and did acting course from Kishore Namit Kapoor's acting school.
She is one of those successful actresses in Bollywood, who is working with most of the big banners. Priyanka is looking forward to two big films including Farhaan Akhtar's Don and Nikhil Adwani's Salaam-E-Ishq. However, Priyanka asserts that she has not taken any off from the day she started. "Since the day I started working, I have hardly got any time for my interests. I love reading. I am a big fan of Urdu poetries. I used to write and translate them. Singing is my first love and this is something that I am looking forward to. I am a fan of my dad, he is a good singer. Apart from that I admire Alisha Chinai. I was so excited when she sang Tinka Tinka for me." Says Priyanka.
Priyanka is currently busy completing Dharmesh Darshan's Aap Ki Khatir. She looks more serious about her work. Talking about her experience she said, "It's been only three years in the industry now. I had never thought that I would be an actress as initially I had not taken it seriously. I wanted to be an engineer. But now I have grown in age with sense of maturity and experience. I think I am more serious about my work now than I was then".
Priyanka agrees that she has hiked her fees but not because of the success of Krissh. "Though I do take interest in the business of my movies, I have never worked for money. Krissh success has not changed me. I am still the same Priyanka", she concludes.