Mumbai: Even as the whole of B-Town was in New York to attend the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, Priyanka Chopra was back home from the US. Wonder why? “Does every actor go to every award every year? How many actors have not gone for this award? No one asked this question to them. It was my birthday, so people should not over think it, ” Priyanka said:
Adding that she always does opposite things, she asserted: “I don’t do normal things. Normal is boring. My birthday is around the corner and from many days, I haven’t spent enough time with my family as I was constantly travelling. So it was important to me to spend time with them. The IIFA Awards, unfortunately, fell at the same time. This year, I am going on holiday with my family.”
According to News Helpline, on why she was concentrating on regional films and not doing producing Hindi films, Priyanka said: “It was important for me to provide opportunity to new talent who want to do good work. There is much talent in our country, but sometimes they don’t get opportunities. It was important for me to give a global platform and positioning to regional films, because from each region you get beautiful and interesting stories. I have produced Marathi and Punjabi films and now in future I will be producing Sikkimese, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri films. I am developing Hindi and English films as well, but as of now, nothing has been finalized because I feel it has to be right one. For each of my films, it is important to have a right combination of things”.
“When I did Mary Kom shoot there and I talked with Mary (boxer), I felt North East is most ignored region in our country in terms of entertainment and talent. People over there don’t get many opportunities. So now I have produced Sikkimese and Assamese films. I am the tourism ambassador of Assam as well, so I am constantly in touch with them about doing things that are required for tourism. So I feel there is something that can be brought into system.”
When asked her about writing an autobiography, she said, “Right now, a lot of chapters remain in my life. Anyone who wants to write a book on me, it would be titled Unfinished”.
Priyanka, who will soon be seen “Baywatch”, has two other projects in the pipeline. Recently, she was spotted on the sets of “Isn’t It Romantic”, her third Hollywood film. In the film, she co-stars Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth. Priyanka is also part of American television show “Quantico”.
Priyanka’s last Hindi film was Prakash Jha’s “Jai Gangaajal”, which released in 2016. As per reports, she has signed Gustakhiyan, a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. In the film, Priyanka will play writer-poet Amrita Pritam.