Made it big without anybody’s support, says Priyanka Chopra

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 21, 2016 17:09 IST
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra says she loves to challenge status quo. (Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who has now tasted success in the US as well, said recently in an interview that she was never a kind of a person who had to be put in a box and shared her journey from carefree teenager to her present ambitious, goal-oriented woman.

In an interview with the Star World India, the 30-year-old actor said, “I love to challenge the status quo, to pursue an idea, a dream that I had for myself, I always wanted to give those thoughts a shot,” reports the Dawn.

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Adding, “I’ve been in the public since I was 17-years-old and it’s really all I’ve known. Being crowned Miss India and then Miss World, suddenly I went on from becoming an aeronautical engineer, carefree teenager to standing on a world stage, where I have to have a point of view on probably the most important world events.”

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Being one of very few Bollywood superstars to have made it big without anybody’s support, she owed the success to herself.

“The innate ability to recognise opportunities that are presented to me gave me courage. I tried my hand in the Hindi film industry. I literally had no training, no godfather, no experience. I guess I just had a belief in myself, and it’s been an incredible journey with highs, lows, successes, failures, joy, sadness, and everything else in the middle, but it’s been all my own,” she said.

Priyanka’s upcoming film Baywatch is set for a 2017 release. She will also be seen judging the American reality TV series Project Runway alongside Heidi Klum.

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