WEB DESK: While many people believe that Priyanka Chopra owes her success to her team, the Bollywood actress, who is now a globally recognised face due to her stint in American TV series ‘Quantico’ and upcoming Hollywood film ‘Baywatch’, says that the credit for her work goes “only and solely” to her and nobody else.
“I do have a phenomenal team because they handle two continents of my scheduling and more than anything else, they make sure that nobody gets pissed off because I am spread too thin,” Priyanka, who was in the Capital for a day to receive her Padma Shri honour from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, told IANS.
“But having said that, I feel that I am destiny’s favourite child. I have made sure that whatever opportunity comes my way, I give my heart and soul to it. So the credit of my work goes only and solely to me because I am the one who stands in front of the camera between action and cuts and nobody else does,” she said, while adding that people take credit away from women who put in hard work.
“People take credit away from working girls by giving it to somebody else, saying, ‘Isko toh banaya hai’ (her success has been made by others), but my question is, ‘Koi aur kyu nahi bana abhi tak’ (Why someone else hasn’t made it yet)” Priyanka questioned.
Asked how she reacted when her former manager alleged her of attempting suicide during the initial phase of her career, the actress said: “My father used to say, ‘Jab haathi chalta hai toh kutte bhonkte hai’ (when an elephant moves, dogs bark).”
With Inputs from The Indian Express/Bollywood Bubble