I'm feeling horrible that I couldn't vote: Priyanka Chopra

  • Kavita Awaasthi and Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2014 16:31 IST
  • Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha, nominee for best performance in a leading role, laugh during a press conference at the Hilton Downtown Hotel on the second day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Tampa, Florida. (AFP)

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    Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha, nominee for best performance in a leading role, laugh during a press conference at the Hilton Downtown Hotel on the second day of the...

  • Hrithik Roshan speaks to members of the media as he arrives for a press conference at 15th International Indian Film Academy. He is one of the nominees for best performance in a leading role. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Hrithik Roshan speaks to members of the media as he arrives for a press conference at 15th International Indian Film Academy. He is one of the nominees for best...

  • Bipasha Basu flaunts her new hairstyle at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks on the second day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy. (AFP)

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    Bipasha Basu flaunts her new hairstyle at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks on the second day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy. (AFP)

  • Madhuri Dixit blows a kiss to fans after arriving at Tampa International Airport for the 15th IIFA awards. (AP Photo)

    IIFA green carpet

    Madhuri Dixit blows a kiss to fans after arriving at Tampa International Airport for the 15th IIFA awards. (AP Photo)

  • Bollywood actor Vaani Kapoor poses on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Bollywood actor Vaani Kapoor poses on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks. (AFP)

  • Anil Kapoor poses for the shutterbugs on the green carpet during the press conference. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Anil Kapoor poses for the shutterbugs on the green carpet during the press conference. (AFP)

  • Presenter of IIFA Rocks and nominee for best performance in a negative role, Vivek Oberoi poses with his wife on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Presenter of IIFA Rocks and nominee for best performance in a negative role, Vivek Oberoi poses with his wife on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center. (AFP)

  • Shabana Azmi during the press conference. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Shabana Azmi during the press conference. (AFP)

  • Aditi Rao Hydari poses on the green carpet at the ongoing IIFA awards. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Aditi Rao Hydari poses on the green carpet at the ongoing IIFA awards. (AFP)

  • Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi pose with Govinda and his wife, Sunita on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks on the second day of IIFA awards. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi pose with Govinda and his wife, Sunita on the green carpet at the Tampa Convention Center ahead of IIFA Rocks on the second day of IIFA...

  • Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra listen to an address during a press conference at IIFA awards. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra listen to an address during a press conference at IIFA awards. (AFP)

  • US actor Stephen Baldwin, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor dance to the tune of the IIFA anthem Do Da Tampa on stage during a press conference on the second day of the IIFA awards. (AFP)

    IIFA green carpet

    US actor Stephen Baldwin, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor dance to the tune of the IIFA anthem Do Da Tampa on stage during a press...

Actor Priyanka Chopra seemed to be at her liveliest best at the 15th edition of the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA).



The 31-year-old actor-singer has ­recently reprised Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 number, I can’t make you love me, and says this song is special to her.



"It is an old song which many other singers have tried before, and I hope I have done a good job. This song is special to me as it helped me get over many teenage heartbreaks. I have spent many nights getting over my pain with this song," she said.



Read:Priyanka Chopra's new single in third spot on Itunes India



As for the track’s ­success, she wants it to take its own course. "Arrey, at least give some time before deciding on the fate of my song … bus do din huye hain (to its release)," she told the press. The song’s video will feature American actor Milo Ventimiglia.



And, singing isn’t the only thing keeping Priyanka occupied. She’s also excited about performing at the awards tonight, as her family is coming to watch her on stage.







"There are nearly 25 family members who will witness it ... a lot of my family stays in Miami so I keep going there but this time I really plan to chill with them in Florida," said the actor. Meanwhile, she is also ­preparing for Zoya Akhtar’s next, which she shoots in 10 days.



PC is also part of a global girls’ education campaign, and involves Salma Hayek, Anne Hathaway and Selena Gomez. With such a busy schedule, the actor says she is upset that she could not cast her election vote. "The dates for voting were announced a few weeks ago while IIFA was locked six months ago. I was feeling horrible I couldn’t vote."

This song (I can’t make you love me) is special as it helped me get over many ­teenage heartbreaks. I have spent many nights getting over my pain with this song, says PC.

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