interesting. And I believe that’s how life should be experienced.” Sound advice. While we’re discussing relationships, I broach the topic of frenemies in the film industry. Priyanka immediately fires up, ready to tell me exactly what I’d thought I’d hear from her. “I think you should keep it [your friend list] to a few. That is one way of keeping your friendships strong. I believe in all or nothing friendships; that’s why I keep very few friends around me. I don’t give a damn about them [frenemies] because I don’t need to be friendly with anyone I don’t like.” She couldn’t be clearer.
We’re now talking about living out of a suitcase for weeks at a time. “My suitcases are always packed! I carry an entire suitcase for shoes. I have fewer clothes than shoes. I depend a lot on my stylist, Ami Patel. She knows me very well and I brief her on what I’m feeling like. She is really very specific with the kind of clothes she gives me and that’s how we do it.”
When she’s back home, Priyanka keeps things casual and comfortable, and she shares a very special relationship with—wait for it—her bed! “There are very few days [for relaxing] because I’m someone who works almost every day. When I do get an off, I’m usually in a ganji and pyjamas, wrapped in my blanket. I like staying in bed, reading in bed, eating in bed, and watching TV in bed.” She laughs, “my mattress and I get along really well!”
Assisted by: Hair:
Anil Chinnapa; Anima Creative Management
Tanima Khosla; Gabriel Georgiou at
Priyanka has mastered a unique sense of personal style that is grunge yet pretty