I was pretty psyched to be covering a Priyanka Chopra event; I really like her, but hadn’t seen her in-person yet – so was very excited when I heard she’d be unveiling Nikon‘s new range of cameras (the Nikon 1 V1 and J1). She has always seemed classy, down-to-earth and quite fun, and seeing her at the launch gave me no reason to think otherwise! Best thing is, I think I learned a lot more about Priyanka the person at this event, and of course I want to share it all with you!
1. Her favourite type of photos are those that capture moments – and she is a huge picture person.
She likes taking more natural pictures – “fun, happy, sunshine moments” (like someone laughing) rather than posed-for ones. She takes her old Nikon D90 wherever she goes – shoots, outdoors, the likes, and captures tons of photos. We sure wouldn’t mind seeing some of those candid shots, PC, wanna share? :)
2. She thinks the most photogenic actors are Rekha and Dharmendra.
Someone mentioned that she always goes back in time when answering such questions, and asked her to name some among her contemporaries. She named Katrina, Deepika (who she says has great poise) and Aishwarya.
3. The worst photograph of her was taken by her brother.
One day when she was extremely tired, her brother took a photo that featured her passed out on the couch with her mouth wide open. He hid the phone so she couldn’t delete it, and then later he even updated her desktop background to feature that photo.
4. She has a soft spot for her baby photos.
She says her baby photos are among her favourite because they’re taken with a lot of love and are “real moments captured in time.” Therefore, she tends to prefer them over professional ones.
5. Her favourite possession is an old suitcase filled with pictures of her family – grandfather, great grandfather etc.
She said one of her ambitions in life is to someday make a visual family tree, therefore whenever she goes back to her family home, she always tries to find old pictures and keep them. Love this idea!
6. She has a favourite pose.
According to her, she spends most of her time striking this pose in her pictures:
7. She takes tons of photos because she wants to be able to relive moments.
Her camera goes with her everywhere, and she’s always taking shots of what’s happening behind-the-scenes, with costars, directors etc, so that one day when she’s old, she can sit with her grandkids and say: “You know, I was shooting this ad and I had so much fun!”
8. She likes her accessories to pop.
According to her, she wears really subtle clothes so she likes having a hot pink camera and phone to add some ‘pop’. Sue already told you about it here!
9. She’s a diplomat.
When asked who’s the hottest male to be captured on camera, she said Matthew Mcconaughey (it’s no secret she likes him). Of course the journo pushed to ask who’s the hottest on camera in Bollywood (we need the goss, after all), but she just said, “Then I’d have to decide who’s the hottest guy, na? And I don’t want to restrict my options right now.” The journo said, “You’re being a diplomat,” to which she immediately replied, “I’m always a diplomat.”
10. She’s a huge gadget freak.
According to her, Nikon has increased her interest in photography, and she especially likes working with them because she loves gadgets. Apparently, you can actually find her taking apart her cameras to better learn how things work!