The camera loves her and she’s quite a dynamo off it as well. Gracing Vogue India’s March cover, Priyanka Chopra looks spectacular in a ‘Barnett Newman’ linen bralet, designed by Shivan & Narresh, ‘Double Duchess’ bell cape, Burberry Prorsum and Silk shorts from Prada.
Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India, throws light on Vogue India’s March cover girl — the talented actor, singer and fashion icon. She shares, ‘The dependably gorgeous Priyanka Chopra is a thorough professional committed to her craft, relishing the challenge of movie roles that take her from glamorous to gritty, from perfect to perfectly messed-up and a real-life role that has launched her into the music multiverse.’
Everyone wants her on their team now, from Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has her chiselling herself to play Mary Kom in his biopic of the Indian boxer, to Apoorva Lakhia who has cast her as the female lead in his remake of the 1973 classic, Zanjeer.
In a candid conversation with Vogue India, the actor quotes on living her life by her terms. She shares, “If I stopped to care about what people are saying about me, I’d never be able to get out of bed. The haters could be anywhere— on Twitter, at a shoot, at a party,”
The movie maven and freshly-minted pop star also spills the beans on tunes that took her from first crush to true romance—and all the rebellion in between. Here is a sneak peek into Priyanka Chopra’s playlist:
‘Mere Khawabon Mein Jo Aaye’ from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’
It was the tune that had her dancing before the mirror as a teenager. She shares, “I loved that song! When I was in school, some people told me I looked like Kajol. My hair was kind of like hers back then. Every day, before I’d leave for school, I’d steal a few minutes to play her in front of the mirror.”
‘Tu Mera Hero’ from Desi Boyz
‘I don’t go out dancing much,” she shares, but this number always pulls her to the floor. She adds, but when I do manage to step out with my friends, I love it when this song comes on.”
‘Fire’ by Bruce Springsteen
“I won’t say who it was, but this person introduced me to the Bruce Springsteen song,” she confides, adding that it will always remind her of that someone special.
Check out the making of the cover story.
Interview by: Sonam Savlani
Photographed by: Tarun Vishwa,
Styled by: Anaita Shroff Adajania.