‘I wear blin­ders and fo­cus on my work’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh an­juri. na­yar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

It’s a good time to be Priyanka Cho­pra. While all the ap­pre­ci­a­tion for her Amer­i­can tele­vi­sion show Quan­tico was still sink­ing in, the 33-year-old has now won in the 2015 MTV Europe Mu­sic Awards’ Best In­dia Act cat­e­gory. The ac­tor says that she owes her suc­cess to her fo­cussed ap­proach.

“It has never mat­tered to me what any­one else is do­ing. I have never been that kind of per­son. I wear blin­ders and fo­cus on what I do. My ca­reer has never been de­pen­dent on any­one else’s fail­ure or suc­cess,” she says, adding that this does not mean that she doesn’t have friends in the industry. “I have al­ways got­ten along very well with my co-ac­tors, which is what mat­ters. I am for­tu­nate to have worked with a lot of peo­ple and I am friends with them,” she says.

The ac­tor is work­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously in the west as well as Bol­ly­wood, but she says that’s no prob­lem. “The work­ing style is very sim­i­lar. Di­rec­tors see every­thing on the mon­i­tor, there are script su­per­vi­sors and there is some­one read­ing your lines and do­ing your makeup. There is not much of a dif­fer­ence,” she says.

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