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Priyanka on fashion and style
Priyanka Chopra has been voted as one of the leading fashion icons of India, and lately, she has stepped into the shoes of none other than actress Zeenat Aman. In an exclusive tete-a-tete with Preeti Chowdhary of TIMES NOW , Priyanka chats about her latest movies, fashion and much more.
What is your take on Fashion?
According to me, Fashion is comfort, that is if you are comfortable in your outfit, you are fashionable. At the same time, you should style according to your personality. Following fashion blindly doesn't really work, at least for me.So you be comfortable and figure out your own style.
We saw you come and support Vikram Phadnis. But will we ever see you walk the ramp?
I get very nervous walking on the ramp. You have got to be so careful about everything that you have and you have to look straight up. It is too much work.
What is your personal sense of style?
I am very fond of western wear. I just like wearing jeans and T-shirt, blue jeans and white shirt is my favourite outfit. In Indian wear, my favourite is Sari.
'Don' has just been released. What kind of reaction you have got?
There is a mixed reaction to the film. Some people have loved it, while others have hated it. But 'Don' is going very very strong. Kids are going crazy about it. My family has really liked it and we have got great reviews on my character in the film, Sharukh's character and everybody else’s, who was there in the film. I am very excited about the fact that the movie is doing very well and I hope people continue to watch it.
In 'Don', you have a tie tied around as a belt. Who came up with that idea?
It was Akki's idea and I liked it very much. and we have used it at couple of places in the movie. I am glad that you noticed it. I have started doing it now as well, that is using a tie as a belt.
Give us some tips on fashion.
it is a very good idea to use things uniquely and differently. Ribbons
as watches, scalves as watches i.e. different ways of using things that
have been used conventionally, I think that definetely defines style
Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja
> So when are you going to settle down into holy matrimony? Why is that
actresses, and generally girls, these days are opting for late marriages?
One can manage career even after marriage.
> I heard you got the 'Best Villain Award' for GIFA (in Dubai). Just want
to congratulate you! Did you like your role in Aitraaz ?
> Are you going to continue as a workingwoman, even after marriage? Will
you continue as an actress? What do you plan to do in your later life later?
Don't fade away please.
> Priyanka, your smile and your voice is gorgeous. May I know about your
nature in real life?
> What's your next assignment?
> What was your parents' reaction to the role (you played) in Aitraaz ?
> Hi Priyanka! In an interview after you were crowned Miss World, you said
that your favourite actor was Shah Rukh Khan and that (you) would love
to act with him in a movie. Could you tell us if there is any movie you've
signed with him?
> Who inspired you to join Femina Miss India contest?
> Which is your dream role?
nur > Whom do you prefer - Kareena or Amisha?
Priyanka, if you hadn't been an actress what would you have been?
Who is your favorite actor?
What is it about Shah Rukh that you like so much?
Is it true your father sings (badly, at that!) and is in the habit of making
a nuisance of himself in front of directors and producers?
Have you taken any formal training in acting? You did very well in Andaaz.
Do you think your first movie gave you a chance to bring out the actress
What kind of a relation do you share with Lara Datta? It has been reported
that you two don't get along.
Do you really think the story line of Andaaz was good?
Are you okay about smooching on screen?
What's the reason we are not sending any more 'Priyankas' to beauty pageants?
Don't you think its time we won another one?
Whom would like to smooch... Sunny Deol, Manoj Bajpai or Chandrachur Singh?
Now that you are an established star what would be your dream role?
Whom would you date - the funniest man in the world, the most good-looking
guy or the most sensitive man in the world?
I appreciate the fact that a model like you can act as well.
Is it true what some celebrities say that they were much happier when they
were not a celebrity?
What do you think of Akshay Kumar as an actor and as a person and do you
have any project with him in the future?
vikash > What is the reason behind your success?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > I am proud to be who I am and I don't forget my roots!
Mona > How do you feel when they say that the contest was rigged?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > It is very sad and upsetting for the people who give up so much time and energy to do something that they think they will make their nation proud, but get only snide remarks in return instead of appreciation. It is sad that this fact is putting off a lot of girls. I hope this changes in the future so we feel good about the depth of our achievements.
priyasharma > What do you think about UP Chief minister's decision of banning beauty pageant shows?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > I was a little upset about the fact that they refused to help for my welcome but everybody has the right to their opinion. I hope he makes the right decision for UP because if this ban was put a year before then I wouldn't have reached the place where I am today.
priyasharma > Did being an Indian help you in any way in winning the crown?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Yes, my 'Indianness' has got me to win the crown. It is my proud carriage of my heritage that made me stand out and win.
bashful_knight > Can you specify what was it, which the Indian beauties had in them for them to win the crowns all three times?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > It is because all three deserved it.
milind > Was the competition tough enough, considering that Indians had won the crown even last year?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > That infact made it even tougher. I had so much pressure on me that at times I started doubting my chances of winning.
rkjack > What difference has winning the crown made in your life?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Before nobody except my friends and family knew me, now the world seems to.
Loveu > Which is the thing that you used to hate about yourself but love it now?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > That I didn't have the crown and now I do.
magnet > What are you going to do for India in this visit of yours?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > I am probably going to settle down, give my crown to the next Miss India world and then see what my itinerary is. I haven't got it as yet.
Nishant > Did you ever dream of becoming Miss World?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > I always knew I wanted to be an international pageant winner. I used to keep cuttings of any information I used to get on Sushmita.
vivek1981 > Why do most of our beauty pageants ultimately get into films?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > I guess unfortunately, except films nothing else offers the same kind of fame that international winners get.
Misty > What do you suggest for all those young girls living on the edge of being anorexic for being where Sush and Ash were a few years from now, and a host of others followed?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > You don't have to be extremely skinny to be beautiful. Beauty lies in what you can portray and how you project yourself. Please don't give up your food because I definitely can't.
bashful_knight > Don't you think beauty has become a successful business?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Beauty is how you use it. There are various forms in which you use beauty. Actresses, housewives, career women and prostitutes all use it in their own way. It's how you use it when it is valuable.
Manish > How do you maintain that perfect look?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Thanks for the compliment. I don't think I am perfect but I am happy, that's why maybe.
Amishthakur > What are views about Laloo?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > I love his outgoing personality. He speaks his mind. He is so funny.
Khushi > If you had to choose between Hrithik and Ricky Martin for a date, whom would you go for?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Hrithik is getting married. I will spare Suzanne, so I would go for Ricky Martin.
Sushmita > What is beauty?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > There is no proper definition of beauty. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty could be anything from misty mountains to lines on my grandmother's face. It's perception.
Mahen > How will you use your crown for raising your voice?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Now that I have attained a platform to influence people's minds and thoughts, I will do that through that media and I am working for causes that I believe in.
Saikat > What is common between beauty and brain?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Beauty and brains are equal halves of each other like a man and a woman who without each other are incomplete.
littlesumo > What are your views on love?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
gautam > Who is more beautiful, Miss World or an innocent child?
SPEAKER_Priyanka Chopra > Miss world is beauty with a purpose and an innocent child is as beautiful as anything can be. I am very fond of children, so I would choose the child.
Do you think these beauty pageants are about beauty and brains, or is it
just beauty? I'm asking because you got away with saying that Mother Teresa
is the living woman you admire the most.
Priyanka: GUEST: I did not win because of what I said, but by how I said it. Also, it is about both beauty and brains. If you are a true Indian, you will notice what is behind every contestant.
Richa: How did you feel when you were declared Miss World?
We knew you would win; it has nothing to do with your beauty. Thank the
Government of India; a chimp would have won with a Made in India tag! Was
it that girls from India who participated before 1991 were less beautiful
than those who took part after 1991? What a farce!
AskGuest: Manoj: What are your plans for the future?
Priyanka: MANOJ: Guess?
What have you done for the poor in India? Have you donated prize money
or have you forgotten them after winning the crown?
Pampa Das: Are you interested in the film world?
Are you 18 or 19? You must be the Shahid Afridi of beauty pageants?
Hey Priyanka, how are you doing? I am alone today, would you like to be
Hey, what do you think your strengths are?
Priyanka, what have you achieved since you won the Miss World crown?
Has being Miss World become a cliché now that we have so many Miss
Worlds from India?
Priyanka, what was your aim in life before winning this title?
Sunilsethia: Name your Valentine?
We are lucky that we won all the crowns this year. It's great!
What is your opinion about men? What should your ideal man be like?
What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Does this day mean much to you?
Sunilsethia: Whom do you worship?
Bomman: Which is your favourite love song?
What is your take on Bal Thackrey's comments on Valentines Day?
So Priyanka, what is your goal in life now and how are you going to fulfil
Rahulmahajan: Happy Valentine's Day! What is your life like after becoming
the Miss World?
What is your favourite subject, surely it is not Geography? Jamshedpur
is in Eastern India.
Megha: If you had to choose a Valentine for yourself who would you choose:
Shahrukh, Hrithik or Salman? Is it anyone else?
Do you like Mumbai or Delhi?
Valentinekiller: Don't you think that for Indian men Valentine's Day means
having sex after flowers, gifts and dinner, but for the girls it is a feeling
of being wanted?
Gosh! You seem to have the whole chat room want to make you their Valentine!
Does that feel good?
Are you going to act in Tamil films?
What is it that matters most in your life? Is it the pageant, love, money
Valentinekiller: The sale of condoms in February and pills and abortions
are on the rise. What are your comments on this?
I think you should have been Miss India, I am sure you agree.
What is your favourite dish?
Sunoop: Even though you answered a deciding question incorrectly, you were
crowned. Why? Do you think the other females were bad, and that if you
were made the judge and someone else in your position answered similarly
they would have selected her?
Reaper: What do you think of banning FTV in India?
What did you do on Valentine's Day before you got the crown?
Mithun: What are you wearing and what do you normally wear?
Priyanka, given a chance, which actor and director would you like to work
What is your message to all young ones?
Which country would you like to visit and why?
Did you have a first crush?
What about A R Rahman's love songs?
Abhishek: What is your view on premarital sex? What, according to you,
is the most important issue to be solved on a global level? How do you
measure the mental maturity of a person?
Did you get any proposals before becoming Miss India?
Priyanka, do you believe in love?
Priyanka, what do you tell people who think beauty contests are a waste
of time and money?
Please accept this yellow rose on behalf of my friendship.
What do you think about respecting elders?
Naga: How do you rate yourself against the other Indian beauty queens who
have won titles this year?
Which Indian celebrity do you draw inspiration from?
Priyanka, does the world look a better place with a crown on your lovely
Deepakraj: What's Valentine's Day all about? What would you have done if
I had sent you a Valentine's card?
Do you think that looks are important?
Priyanka, do all wishes always come true?