“carefree teen persona” to her present “ambitious, goal-oriented woman”.
In an interview with the Star World India, the 30-year-old actress said, “I love to challenge the status quo, to pursue an idea, a dream that I had
for myself, I always wanted to give those thoughts a shot,” reports the Dawn.
Adding, “I’ve been in the public since I was 17-years-old and it’s really all I’ve known. Being crowned Miss India and then Miss World, suddenly
I went on from becoming an aeronautical engineer, carefree teenager to standing on a world stage, where I have to have a point of view on
probably the most important world events.”
Being one of very few Bollywood superstars to have made it big without anybody’s support, she owed the success to herself.
“The innate ability to recognise opportunities that are presented to me gave me courage. I tried my hand in the Hindi film industry. I literally
had no training, no godfather, no experience. I guess I just had a belief in myself, and it’s been an incredible journey with highs, lows,
successes, failures, joy, sadness, and everything else in the middle, but it’s been all my own,” she said.
Priyanka’s upcoming film Baywatch is set for a 2017 release. She will also be seen judging the American reality TV series Project Runway
alongside Heidi Klum.