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To Kashmir and back

Priyanka Chopra on her experience of shooting in the Valley.

entertainment Updated: Apr 16, 2010 01:51 IST
Peerzada Ashiq

PriyankaPriyanka's Kashmir Experience

On your first trip to Kashmir, how true did you find the place to your imagination of Kashmir?
Actually, this is not my first trip to Kashmir. I have visited Kashmir with my family as a kid. More recently, I was here about two years ago for a golf tournament. This trip brought back memories of my childhood and was also a reminder of how beautiful Kashmir is.

You were always seen in a burqa on your sets in Kashmir. Why?
My role in the film required me to wear a burqa.

How peaceful did you find Kashmir?
I found Kashmir to be extremely peaceful. So much that in my Twitter updates and interviews, I recommended people to consider Kashmir for holidays. I know I will definitely come back with my family for a holiday.

The State Tourism Department expressed a wish to make you the face of Jammu & Kashmir. Any offers yet?
I’d be honoured to. Kashmir is part of my childhood. My grandfather hails from here and it would be something that I would love to do.

Your tweet, “I will be back to civilisation”, ruffled many features. Was Kashmir that harrowing an experience?
Not at all. My very next tweet explained what I meant. What I said was that I’d be going back to my routine life which is all about work. Kashmir was a surreal experience, where I felt like I was in a fairyland. Going back to civilisation meant that I’d be going back from here into reality which isn’t as beautiful.