By Shama Bhagat
Looking chic in a black Shane and Falguni Dress, Priyanka Chopra released her English album amidst cheers and applause. The actress looking slim and pretty seems to have lost a lot of weight. Ask her if she is in for size zero, Priyanka frowns and says, “Size zero and me, no I don't believe in it. Who said I am size zero?"
While she is busy with her album and films, Daddy's proud little daughter (she has a similar tattoo on her hand) says that right now she plans to take up the cause of the cause of girl infanticide. "I have always believed and worked for the cause of the girl child and feel that it is one of the biggest atrocities practiced in India. I am the National Brand Ambassador for Unicef and Saarc and I will take up the cause soon in my next initiatives,” she adds
Right now Priyanka says that her mind and date diary is choc-a-bloc with the wonderful reviews that she has garnered for her role in Barfi and secondly the global release of her single record "In My City feat. Will.I.am". The actress says it has been totally exhausting handling two grand feats in a day. "I am nervous and my hands are shaking. I was reading reviews of my performance in Barfi all day yesterday and now I am releasing the record. Tomorrow I will spend the day listening to what you have thought about the song. I am flying day after to LA. where they will be shooting the official video of the song," says Priyanka animatedly.
Besides singing for her album, the actress says if there was one actress she would love to give her voice it would definitely be Rekha on screen. She says that she learnt signing because of her parents who have been music loves. "I grew up listening to an eclectic collection of music. Mom and dad used to have fights over what to listen while dad was a fan of Mohammed Rai mom would play beatles, Rock and Metallica. I grew up with a lot of that. Mom was also a huge fan of 50 cents and took me to concerts. I never thought I would sing though but I never thought I would be an actor some day too. If I did what I thought I would have been an engineer today. I have written and co-written all these experiences in life. It’s a mini biography and speaks of my life and my initial experiences. It will have different genres from club tack to pop track and ballads."
The actress believes that when stars align everything goes together and hence everything is hunky dory as of now. For her the biggest challenge was the perfect rendition of the song. "I never realized how big it is going to be and if it works how important will it be for India or to be represented," adds Priyanka.
"It took me a lot of hard work in understanding myself. I wanted India to be a part of the album hence the music is Indian and Red (the arranger) has used a lot of Desi instruments. I want the world to get the taste of our culture. When I shot the video I felt that the world has to experience Bollywood and I will have a lot of that in the album. The album was in English and was going to be understood by global audience but the heart was Indian," she concludes.
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