Nothing is impossible, or so seems to be the case with Priyanka Chopra, who, over the past few months, has been making waves in India and abroad. From winning the People’s Choice Award in Los Angeles, USA, to presenting an award at the Oscars — she is almost unstoppable at the moment.
“I feel exhausted,” says the actor, before promptly adding, “But I also feel a sense of accomplishment with everything that has happened so far. I have worked very hard for this. But I know there are many more miles to go and milestones to achieve before I sleep.”
On February 28, the 33-year-old presented the Best Editing award to Margaret Sixel at the Oscars. She admits “it was a new experience” for her to walk down the red carpet of the prestigious event, meet interesting people and watch the show live. “The Oscars have such a history, and yet a familiarity, having grown up watching it. It was nice to be part of the evening. I enjoyed every moment of it, including being a presenter,” says the actor.
In fact, Priyanka’s white sheer gown, by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, was also a hit on the Academy Awards red carpet. Ask her if it was easy to zero in on her dress for the evening, and she says, “I had multiple options, but I went with what I was feeling that day. I love the colour, and the fact that it was classy and elegant. It felt right when I put it on, and so, I went with it. I couldn’t believe the pressure, so it’s a relief that my outfit was appreciated. The fashion critics and press on the red carpet, the people I met at the show — everyone had very nice things to say [about the gown].”
After the Oscars, Priyanka headed straight to Miami, USA, to start shooting for her debut Hollywood film, Baywatch . “I love the creative rush I get from being on a film set. The excitement to start work on a new film, get into the skin of my character, understand the thought process of my director, and get to know my co-stars — all of this makes it an amazing experience. The team was so welcoming. So, I got into the thick of things immediately. I’m enjoying the process,” she says.