Pics & Video: Priyanka Chopra Launches Her New Single, 'In My City'

Rashmi Daryanani , 14 Sep 2012

So yup, it’s finally here. We’ve been hearing news of Priyanka Chopra‘s new album for ages, and now she has finally released her first single, titled In My City. Team MissMalini was at the event launch last night and we’re bringing it all to you, so you feel like you were there – pictures, details, videos, and even an opportunity to win a signed copy of the song yourself! Read on for the full low-down!

P.S. like what PC wore? Click here to get the deets on that from her stylist, Ami Patel.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

If there’s one thing everyone was talking about at this event, it is that it’s so awesome we now have someone who can represent India in global pop culture – and who better than India’s desi girl? :) The journey started while PC was shooting for Saat Khoon Maaf and was approached with this idea. She was initially reluctant to even meet with anyone (considering she was in serious Vishal Bhardwaj mode), but once her team talked her into it, she gave it a shot. After that, the ball really started rolling: bigger names started getting added on to the project, which was when PC realized that if all of these people believe in it, then it must be a sane idea. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

She’s also put a lot of hard work into this project – having never sung professionally before, she had to undergo a lot of training. A vocal coach in India followed her along for shootings, and she practiced after shoots to make sure she got her vocals right. According to her, the biggest challenge was perfecting her range for this song, especially since it grows towards the end – but if there’s one thing she’s still worried about, it’s performing live. For this, her friend Sunidhi Chauhan has offered to help her out and give her some tips to get it right. There will be concerts happening sometime next year, so it’ll be great to see PC performing live in an entirely different way.

Priyanka Chopra and her family
Priyanka Chopra and her family

The best thing was that her entire family came out to support her – her mom, dad, brother and grandmother. PC said it was emotional seeing them sit right up in front; especially her father. He hasn’t been well for quite sometime, but she said he ensured he took enough rest in the days prior to this, so that he could make it for the launch. It’s been his dream for her to sing, and she thinks he’s even happier now than he was when she started acting – and when he got tears in his eyes upon hearing her first song, it was the best compliment she ever received.

Priyanka Chopra and her family
Priyanka Chopra and her family

Of course, she also says it wouldn’t be possible without her fans, and their belief in her – so this song is for you guys! Check out Priyanka’s message for her fans:

So now that you’ve heard her first song, we have to ask you – what do you think? We’ve been blasting it in the MissMalini office all morning, so safe to say, we love it. Can’t wait to hear more from this album – I, in particular, really want to hear her ballads!

More pix here!

Photos by Yogen Shah for MissMalini.

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