Priyanka Chopra had a working birthday (on July 18) this year. She spoke to us from New York, USA, where she had been working non-stop since 5am.
Talking about how she ushered in her birthday, Priyanka says, “I had an insane weekend. My mum (Madhu Chopra), my brother (Siddharth Chopra) and some of my friends were here for my birthday. The cast of my TV show also joined the party. I never throw parties for my birthday. Last year, my mum threw a surprise birthday bash. This year, my friends did, though it wasn’t a surprise.”
Priyanka is not only a leading actress in Bollywood, but she is also making a mark abroad now. Is it tough to buy gifts for someone like her? “(laughs) No, thoughtful gifts are always welcome. Most of my friends know that about me. For instance, a friend gave me caviar and potato chips (of a brand she likes). They know I love them. I got such sweet, thoughtful gifts,” she says.
The actor doesn’t believe in making a big deal out of her birthday. “I don’t treat my birthday as a special day. For me, it’s just another day. But people who love me remind me that they car e about me on this day. And it feels good to be loved and cared for,” she says.
Meanwhile, Priyanka is ready for the second season of her American show. “We shoot for really long hours. Sometimes, we work for 15 hours in one day. But it’s been fun. We have many new faces in the cast this year. The second season is interesting for me and my character. I am excited,” she says.