They were speechless in the first few minutes. And then the 10 lucky readers, who met their favourite Celeb & the City columnist Priyanka Chopra couldn’t stop talking. At an exclusive meet n greet session with the reigning queen of Bollywood at Blue Bar, the latest hotspot at Capital’s Taj Palace, Priyanka charmed the guests with her informal and friendly demeanour.
Her cropped hair with blue streaks and the classy Dior bar jacket were an instant hit with the fans. Cherry Jagdev, a software professional asked what her parents thought of her new look. “When my mother saw the blue hair tips, she almost disowned me. My father even said, ‘Aise tumse shaadi kaun karega?’,” she laughed.
Jyotsna Sarin, a homemaker added, “I have been your fan for the longest time. I love your columns.” Ruma Vij, an MBA student concurred, “I loved the Gang of Girls column. I related to it so well.”
When Lalit Giri, an executive, told Priyanka that he was her fan because his girlfriend is a huge fan of hers, Priyanka said she would love to have a boyfriend “who would agree to my choices and wishes”. Ravishankar Iyer, a consultant, complimented PC for her acting in Kaminey while Ananya Handa, a 13-year-old, got tips on balancing destiny and hard work. To businessman Rajesh Gullah’s question about her favourite actresses, Priyanka said, “I wish I could have a mix of Madhuri’s eyes, Sridevi’s smile and Kajol’s hair.” College Student Ankush Vats sat speechless throughout the session and later was heard saying “I was stunned that Priyanka was in front of me and will regret not talking to her throughout my life.