Frank and alluring as ever, Priyanka Chopra makes some sensational claims. Rachit Gupta discovers a real woman of substance
Is the new hair cut a sign of new beginnings?
(Laughs) You think it’s a sign of mid-life crisis? I’m always looking forward to bigger, better and positive things in life. As for the hair, for the first time in my professional life, I didn’t have to maintain continuity for my characters. I had time off. So I decided to cut my hair. I guess that’s the reason why most girls in films end up cutting their hair. When they don’t have to play their characters for extended periods. I’m off to Los Angeles. I have two and half months between two schedules of Bajirao Mastani. I just wanted something different badly.
Is the ‘me’ time too hard to come by?
I’m never alone. I’m always surrounded by so many people. The only time I get for myself is in my bed. Otherwise, I’m constantly around other people. I get my next day’s schedule every night and every single hour of my day is accounted for.
Is there anything in the world that’s eluded you so far?
Nothing of consequence. I’m blessed. If I’ve really wanted something it has always found a way to come into my life. And if I don’t want it, it even finds a way out. Having said that, my dream home has eluded me for three years now. Haven’t found it yet.
So you trust life to sort itself out?
I trust my job. That’s the only thing I trust in my life. My work has stood by me like a rock. Whatever ups and down may have happened in my personal life, my career has never faltered. So many times people have told me, ‘Priyanka, it’s over’. I believe people should get over saying that. It’s never over. Life can be whatever you want it to be. That’s the beauty of it. That’s what I find inspiring. That’s where I draw my strength from. I’m not religious or spiritual like that. I don’t meditate; I fall asleep when I try to. But I do believe in karma. When you work for something that’s when you are closest to God.