Though Bollywood has a few actor-turned-singers, no one has made a mark in the west for their singing abilities the way Priyanka Chopra now has. She is a name people in the west are familiar with, what with international singer, rapper and record producer Pitbull featuring in her second single, Exotic. However, Priyanka is now back to Bollywood.
And she has just resumed work with the shoot of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Mary Kom biopic. She is also doing Yash Raj Films’ Gunday.
You’re resuming work after your father passed away in June. You were very close to him. Do you and your family feel a sense of emptiness?
It is a topic which is extremely personal for me. I guard my personal life and my family life ferociously. That’s the one part of me that I would always like to keep to myself and would like not to share with anyone.
Would you be open to the songs from your music album being used in any of your films?
My songs can be used in movies, I don’t mind that. My previous single has been used in the NFL (National Football League in USA) and I even launched one electro-dance number which is only played at nightclubs in America. So really, if my songs fit in well, I don’t see a reason for them to not be used.