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Priyanka Chopra: Fearless and winning

Priyanka Chopra talks about ‘Barfee’, her followers on Twitter and why it is great to be a leading lady right now.

Published: 02nd April 2012 12:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:16 PM   |  A+A-

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Priyanka Chopra (Express Photo).

Following the success of her films ‘Don 2’ and ‘Agneepath’ at the box office, Priyanka Chopra expects no less from her three upcoming movies — ‘Teri Meri Kahani’, where she plays an actress; ‘Barfee’, as an autistic girl; and ‘Krrish 2’, where she reprises the role of journalist Priya Mehra. Plus, there is her first album, scheduled to launch this year. More from the actress:

Do you see a transformation in the mainstream heroine?

I think the roles and characters that are being created are far more powerful and more intrinsically linked to the film than ever before.

You have more followers than Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter. Comment.

For me, Twitter and Facebook are not about the numbers or competing with anyone else. It is a place for me to connect with my audience. Besides, I can never compare myself to the sheer greatness of Sachin Tendulkar.

What can we expect from ‘Barfee’?

As much as people might think that this is a very serious film, it actually is funny and sweet with a lot of laughs and awww moments.

You won the title of Diva on a show on Big CBS Love. Tell us what make a true diva?

Mind, body, spirit and that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’! To me, Marilyn Monroe is the perfect embodiment of a true diva.

You have been known to conquer your fears.

I used to be scared of heights but I tackled that by going skydiving. It was the quickest way for me to get over that fear! I also used to be scared of spiders but after a season as the host of ‘Fear Factor’, where I was in close contact with many types of creepy crawlies, insects and animals, I seem to have gotten over that one as well (laughs).

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