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Birthday girl Priyanka Chopra wants to elope for her wedding

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 18, 2014
First Published: 10:00 IST(18/7/2014) | Last Updated: 10:38 IST(18/7/2014)

Priyanka Chopra is ringing in her 32nd birthday on Friday in the exotic locales of Turkey, where she’s currently shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s next.

It’s a working birthday for Priyanka Chopra but she isn’t complaining. She might not get a chance to meet her family on the special days, but she will be celebrating it with the cast and crew of her film.

In a telephonic interview, she talks about her plans for the day, what her birthday wish is and how she plans to elope.

Since it’s a working birthday, what are your plans?
We’re going to be on a boat, baking under the sun for about 12 hours, so I don’t know what to say. I’m shooting and I love it. I think it’s one of the nicest ways to celebrate your birthday. Aisa bhi kya special (what’s so special?). For me, work is the most special thing I do.

What’s your one birthday wish?
The one thing I wish for on my birthday has nothing to do with my films. I wish for my loved ones to be healthy and happy always. I wish for that more than anything else; everything else I can deal with — be it failure, films not doing well etc. I’m a survivor and an achiever. I’m a little bit like water since I’m a Cancerian. Wherever I go, whatever I will do, I am somebody who will survive. But I don’t think I could ever survive losing a loved one. That’s the hardest thing in the world.


Speaking of loved ones, when do you intend on tying the knot? There hasn’t been a big Bollywood wedding in a while. 
I’m going to elope (laughs).

Why would you do that?
Because a big Bollywood wedding is really scary. I have no interest (in it). I’m a private person and I like keeping things quiet. Let the guy first come into my life and sweep me off my feet. That’s the one technical problem. Banda bhi toh mere layak hona chahiye na, waise toh kaafi sare hain (the man should be worthy of me; there are many vying for my attention). I’m joking. I really don’t plan far ahead. I just know that, whenever I do get married, my guy is going to be really, really  special. Whenever he comes into my life, we’ll do it. And we’ll decide then how to do it.

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