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Don’t have luxury of falling sick: Priyanka

After Don 2’s action-packed performance, Priyanka Chopra has tasted success with Agneepath and now she is already game for her next big outing— Krissh 3. The actor's hectic schedule is said to have taken a toll on her health. Prashant Singh reports.

bollywood Updated: Jan 30, 2012 10:58 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Priyanka Chopra,Don 2,Agneepath

For actor Priyanka Chopra, 2012 has kicked off on a great note. After Don 2’s action-packed performance, the actor has now tasted success with Agneepath. But even before the film’s makers celebrate its box-office triumph, Priyanka is already game for her next big outing— Krissh 3.

The actor, however, is confident that things "will be easier" once she starts shooting for the Krrish sequel with her Agneepath co-star, Hrithik Roshan, in Hyderabad today.

For some time now, Priyanka’s shooting schedule has been choc-a-bloc. In fact, her packed agenda is said to have taken a toll on her health too. Earlier this month, the Dostana actor reportedly couldn’t perform at Mumbai Police annual festival, Umang, since she was feeling too weak.

"Yes, the last four-five months have been very hectic. Actually, all my films’ dates clashed simultaneously since Barfi! got a bit delayed. It was supposed to be completed last year itself. So all the dates were reshuffled to this year," she says.

The actor is glad to finally get a much-needed breather. "Now everything looks sorted. Kunal’s film (Teri Meri Kahaani) is over, Agneepath and Don 2 have released, while Barfi! is almost done. I’m sure things will be easier next month. I will be working on Krrish 3 for the next couple of months, while finishing off parts of Barfi!" adds the actor.

A stickler for schedules, Priyanka feels that actors "don’t have the luxury of falling sick." Explaining why she wouldn’t cancel a shoot in spite of being unwell, she says, "Commitments come before anything else. As actors, if we cancel shoots, 150 people (crew members) don’t get paid that day. So, it becomes very difficult to do so."

Health woes

Priyanka’s health first made news in 2009 when she fainted on the sets of What’s Your Rashee? But the next day, despite her ill health, she performed at the Miss India pageant and even returned to shoot for the film. A few days later, she complained of stomach ache and was admitted to a hospital. In August 2009, Priyanka apparently fainted again at a promotional event for Kaminey. Later, during the Aurangabad schedule of Teri Meri Kahaani, she was again reportedly not keeping too well.

First Published: Jan 30, 2012 10:30 IST