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Priyanka Chopra is grabbing eyeballs for all the right reasons. She has not only given us some impressive performances in Bollywood, but also conquered the west with her international TV show Quantico.
Many of her contemporaries including Anushka Sharma had said in the past that she has made them proud with her achievements.
In an interview with Mid-day when PeeCee was asked about her take on their comment she said, "The best thing I wear is my confidence. But I was raised like that. Not too many girls are privileged to get that. My parents never differentiated between me and my brother. We were told that it's a good thing to be outspoken - which is the opposite of what girls had been told. And a lot of confidence does come from discipline of Army life, and that we grew up in a middle-class family, and were never made to feel entitled. It taught me never to take my work for granted. I'll never come late for work, be unprofessional, or not arrive at all."
She further added, "Actors earn so much money, and one feels that it must be an easy life. It's not. It involves a lot of sacrifice and dedication. Like an athlete, you just keep going, wearing blinkers, and in the right direction all the time. Otherwise, you will never have a legacy. And I'm talking about actors who are remembered. That's where I want to end up.
When quizzed whether she views anyone from the industry as her inspirational figure, she quickly added, "Well, I have derived inspiration - and have said this many times - from most of my colleagues. I didn't know anything when I joined the industry. So, I can't isolate one person. But inherently as a child, I have always been driven, competitive, wanting to come first in class, debates, elocution, plays, sports, everything. I was that kid. So, I guess the inherent nature of the person stays the same. I always wanted to be an achiever. I didn't know what that meant - being a musician, doctor, or what.
Well said, PC!