Stop being fickle
That’s Priyanka Chopra’s advice for people who play the numbers game in Bollywood.entertainment Updated: Jan 15, 2010 20:23 IST
In 2008, actress Priyanka Chopra started marching towards the top with back-to-back hits
. Last year, her film
succeeded and if
What’s Your Raashee
? had worked, she would have certainly come closer to being number one in the industry. But the actress refuses to get drawn into the numbers game.
“When a couple of my films would succeed at the box office, then people would start commenting, ‘Oh yes, you are at the
number one spot’. But one flop later, they may end up stating, ‘
Arrey, yeh spot toh thoda hil gaya’
. This entire numbers business is so fickle,” Priyanka said.
Ask her what role the banner of Yash Raj Films had in her signing
and Priyanka responds, “One can’t deny the relevance of big banners. However, sometimes even big films don’t work. I have first-hand experience in that because there have been some really big films that I wasn’t convinced about and hence had to decline them,” Priyanka said.
Her mantra is evidently simple. “As long as people say that I am a decently good actor and a very fine professional, I am at a happy place. I would be worried if they start saying anything to the contrary,” she said.