‘I don’t want to be known as Priyanka Chopra’s lookalike’
Rumours had recently been rife that YouTube star Navpreet Banga (right), a Canadian video blogger, or vlogger, was approached for the 11th season of the reality show Bigg Boss. Speaking to us, Navpreet clears the air, saying, “I found out from an article that I’m even in consideration for the show. I got the final call, where they wanted me to think about it. And I rejected it right away.”
Navpreet doesn’t want to be part of a show where the mere reason she’s considered is her resemblance to Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra (above). Agreeing to do such a show, she feels, would take away her social media credibility — views for her YouTube videos run into a couple of millions; she is fairly big on Instagram as well, with 175,000 followers.
In several of her photos, Navpreet does look like a doppelgänger for Priyanka, but she says, “This lookalike thing makes me feel that I’m nothing else but that. People call me her lookalike all the time. Some even say that I do it on purpose. I can’t change the way I look. I don’t want to be known as PC’s lookalike because I am so much more.”
Her videos cover a range of subjects. “I talk about mental health; I make people laugh. And I want to be known for these things,” says the vlogger. “I have earned a position, I want to be called Navpreet Banga, and they recall me [by] that name and that’s how I want to move forward in life.”