September - 13 - 2008
A so-so 2007 and 2008 having
just one film Love Story 2050 which was deemed as a flop. Is this the real
picture of Priyanka Chopra’s career? Absolutely, believe it or not this
is the same Priyanka Chopra who got so close to the #1 heroine spot a few
years ago that everyone was amazed. But then we shouldn’t disregard her
altogether either. She is going to appear with Abhishek Bachchan in Drona
and then her film Fashion with Madhur Bhandarkar as its director is being
released in November. And everyone knows how much are Madhur Bhandarkar’s
heroines praised for their performances. But for now, here are some questions
with Priyanka Chopra on her career:
- Your only film this year,
Love Story 2050 was released six months into the year and was declared
a flop upon release. How disappointed are you with the film’s performance?
- As an actor, I don’t think
its viable to be disappointed. We are concerned with work, do the work
and get over it, Period. But as a human, I must say that yes I am not happy
with the response the film has got. However it has had some good collections
in many areas but I’d have been happier if it was praised more.
- This film was made by Harman
Baweja’s parents to launch him into the limelight. And as expected, Harman
bagged the spotlight be it the film or its promos, don’t you think you
made a mistake acting in such a film?
- Not at all, and its not
true that Harman was given any undue spotlight anywhere. Everyone’s role
was based on the script’s demand. As far as publicity is concerned, its
true that Harman appeared more before the media but that was necessary
since it was his first film and he needed more publicity than I did. There
is no “mistake” here. Everyone works for themselves here
- But you got into this film
when other actresses had refused for the role. In this sense, you have
been harmed with the film’s bombing as well?
- I don’t think so, if it
was my first film then maybe this would have been the case, but I have
reached a point in my career where I am established enough so that a couple
of flops won’t affect me. But of course, I am sad for Harman, one of the
reasons the film was made for was to establish Harman as a credible actor
in the film industry and audiences. The film hasn’t quite fulfilled this
motive. Harman has received praises for his performance, but having a blockbuster
with your first film is a different story altogether.
- Harman’s similarity with
Hritik Roshan has been much talked about, what would you like to say?
- I don’t think Harman and
Hritik look the same. The only similarities they have are that they are
both tall and handsome. Both are good dancers as well, and because Hritik’s
dance is liked a lot by people, anyone that dances that way is compared
- Harman had said, before
the release of the film that people will compare Hritik to Harman and Kareena
Kapoor would regret leaving the film. If a newcomer says things such as
this, then what would you like to advise him as a close friend?
- I don’t think that whatever
Harman said had anything negative to it. The thing with Hritik was that
Harman was told that he resembled Hritik, so Harman wanted to say that
the resemblance is from both ways. One could see resemblances of Harman
in Hritik as well and vice versa. As far as Kareena and Harman are concerned
they are very good friends, and a little tiff between friends is possible.
If someone shoots for your film and leaves it in between, would you like
- You’re siding with Harman
but there have been reports that you and Harman have distanced from each
other after Love Story 2050?
- There is no substance
to this. People want a rumor to spread around, and they’re doing it. Me
and Harman are still close friends.
- There was a time in between
when you were being touted as the leading actress of Bollywood, but now
Kareena Kapoor appears to be ahead of you. What do you want to say?
- Kareena should be ahead,
her first film Refugee was released eight years ago whereas I have been
in the industry for only four and a half years. I have received the attention
she has been getting for Jab We Met a long time ago, even then I’d like
to say that let me stay for eight years as well and then compare.
- Reportedly you’ve done your
stunts yourself in Drona?
||- Salman Khan
used to be a good friend of yours but when you refused to do a film with
him he became angry with you, are you looking forward to mending your relations
- First I need to know why
is he angry with me? I disagree with the me not doing a film with him part,
because the offers for films come from Producers and directors and it is
decided according to the script whether the film should be done or not.
I have refused to do so many films but nobody has been angry with me. Whatever
people say, I’m still getting offers from Big banners and I believe I should
spend my energy on those films and not these good for nothing talks.
- Why haven’t you worked
with Yash Raj Films yet?
- Oh, I’d be very happy
to to work with Yash Raj. Me and Adi (Aditya Chopra) have talked many times
about something along those lines but no result has come as of yet. But
we’d definitely like to work together in the future.
- Yes, and this is not the
first time I am doing this. I did stunts on my own in Don as well. I believe
that if a duplicate can do the stunts for me then why can’t I? Drona’s
director Goldie Behl got me special training for this film. My co-star
Abhishek Bachchan also motivated me and I did the scenes without any fear.
- You have worn a swimsuit
for your under production film Dostana. What would you like to say?
- That scene was very important
keeping the story and location in mind. I won’t do such scenes for no reason,
because this film was filmed in Miami, it was necessary. Women there casually
wear swimsuits even when shopping… my shot was on the beach.
- Many girls of the film
industry are going to get married soon. Ayesha Takia, Bipasha Basu etc.
are in this list. What about you?
- I haven’t thought about
Marriage yet, I think I need to give some more time to my career then I’ll
think about it