Priyanka's life rosy after Krrish
The sultry actress Priyanka Chopra has had a phenomenal career growth and it looks like there's more in store.india Updated: Jul 11, 2006 17:43 IST
Priyanka Chopra, who has had a phenomenal career growth, performed at a show in Antwerp with Kareena Kapoor and Malaika Arora and says it was like a girls' day out.
"No guys. Just us three girls dancing. It was fun," said Priyanka, who performed in the Belgian city last week.
"Since I came in 2002, I have had some successes. I am very excited. My tagline for the success of Krrish is, 'Krissh arrives Superman returns.' Isn't that cool? I love it. I am so excited about the success of Krrish. I have never planned anything in life. When these wonderful things happen to me, I am just so grateful," a smiling Priyanka said.
Life is looking rosy after Krrish in which Hrithik Roshan played the title role.
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Krrish
"It's been just two weeks since its release. I wish I had more time to enjoy the success. But at least I am in Mumbai. I feel really bad for Duggu (Hrithik) because he is away. I can see how people are reacting.
"On the day of the release, I went theatre hopping. I stood outside the exits of eight-nine theatres and heard people go mad. I loved it."
Priyanka has clearly come to terms with the somewhat tepid response she personally got for Krrish.
"Whatever people say I won't allow it to take it away from my pleasure at the success of Krrish. Hrithik is a fantastic actor. Anyone who works with him has to try really hard to be as good as him. I am learning on the job. I can't tell you how much I have learnt from Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan during Krrish."
For the first time, Priyanka talks about the pain she went through during the shooting of Krrish.
"I am not making excuses for people's reaction. But I really went through shitty times during the shooting. My dad fell ill, and it was a trying time for me. But I don't want to blame any personal circumstance for my bad clothes, makeup, whatever. It was my fault.
"As a professional I have to give 100 per cent of myself to a film, no matter what trials I may have gone through. If I seem lackadaisical in the film, I have no right to do so. Now I have become a lot more conscious about my responsibilities. I can't take anything for granted."
It's being said that Priyanka has the maximum number of hits to her credit after Hema Malini.
"Wow that's flattering. I love Hema-ji. She is so beautiful. Along with Hema-ji my favourites are Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi and Kajol. They are my temples and institutions."
Her next release will be Dharmesh Darshan's Aap Ki Khatir.
"I don't know how the film has shaped up. But I am very happy with my role and performance. I am waiting for that film to surprise me as well. What thrills me most is the variety of directors I am working with. If Dharmesh is a class act, Nikhil Advani, with whom I am shooting Salaam-E-Ishq at this very moment, is another ball game.
"Nikhil is such a caring director. He gives me time to prepare myself. If I need extra minutes to do my makeup he waits patiently. I tell you, good things happen to good people. Nikhil is one of them."
At the moment Priyanka hasn't signed anything new.
"Because I haven't been enthused by anything to that extent. Of course, there are plenty of offers. But I am playing it safe. At this moment I can't afford to slip up. I know how hard I have worked to get here."