Priyanka Chopra hopes for a good 2008
With an author-backed role in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion and the lead in Karan Johar's next Priyanka Chopra hopes for a successful year ahead.entertainment Updated: Jan 10, 2008 19:21 IST
Priyanka Chopra, was last seen in the film Salaam-E-Ishq last year, plans to script a success story in 2008.
The year 2007 spelt turmoil for the actress. There were legal and police hassles over financial endeavours. At home, her dad struggled with a serious illness. But she is pleased with the fact that it ended on a positive note.
"In 2007 I've just been busy doing commercials. And then there were other problems created by various people. I accepted it as an inevitable part of the year," Priyanka told IANS.
"The more popular you get, more people target you. That's fine. It's a professional hazard. You've got to take it in your stride. I'm glad my family stands by me. It is my strength and my weakness," she added.
Before wrapping up the year, she started Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion.
"The end of 2007 seems to be the beginning of the year for me because I started Fashion. I will soon be working for a Karan Johar production with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Both the films will be over by July. So the first-half of 2008 is packed."
She's looking forward to working with Abhishek and John again.
<b1>"Abhishek and I had fun during Bluffmaster and with John I did one of my toughest roles in Karam. I enjoyed that though it didn't work at the box office. But then whether a film does well or not is in nobody's hands," she said.
She is pinning her hopes on Fashion.
"It's actually becoming a much bigger film than what it was meant to be. Let's face it, success is important. And to me the box office is very important."
Fashion is a special challenge.
"The character requires a lot of hard work. The graph is so steep. Madhur Bhandarkar is keeping me on my toes constantly. Yes, I admit Krrish and Don - The Chase Begins Again didn't have as much space for me as Fashion.
"But one does all kinds of movies. I enjoy the experience of trying something new each time. In Fashion, I'm far more at the forefront than Krrish or Don. But the challenge remains the same."