Some lesser known facts about Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra has become a household name in the movie industry in India. She is a very popular star in native India and has proved her worth with her appearance in TV series Quantico in Hollywood. From working in record-breaking shows like Baywatch and Quantico to being invited to dine with President Obama. JustFilmy1 brings you some lesser-known but interesting facts about Asia’s sexiest women Priyanka Chopra.

  1. When she was a child, she learned Kathak and classical music and took part in theatre productions too.
  2. Although Chopra initially aspired to study aeronautical engineering, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her Bollywood debut in The Hero – Love story of a spy opposite to Sunny Deol.
  3. Her first recording, the song “Ullathai Killathe” in the Tamil film Thamizhan, was made at the urging of her director and co-star, Vijay (who had noticed her singing on the set).
  4. In an interview published in Daily News and Analysis, Chopra said that she did not mind traveling regularly and changing schools; she welcomed it as a new experience and a way to discover India’s multicultural society.
  5. Priyanka Chopra was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Abbas Mastan thriller movie “Humraaz” but she was replaced by Ameesha Patel as Ameesha’s Kaho Na Pyaar Hai was shining that time.
  6. Priyanka is the first Indian actress who appeared on the Forbes list and she was ranked the 8th place as the best-paid TV actress. This has been achieved thanks to her role in the hit American TV Show “Quantico” which is an American drama thriller. We have to admit it’s a good one!
  7. Priyanka had turned down the offer to act as Phaedra in Tarsem Singh’s Hollywood fantasy movie “Immortals” as the shooting schedule clashed with Vishal Bhardwaj’s “7 Khoon Maaf“.
  8. Priyanka was considered for the inclusion in the Guinness World Records book for being the first actress who played 12 roles in a single movie, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s “Whats your Rashee” which didn’t perform well in the Bollywood box office.
  9. Priyanka got the nickname “Piggy Chops” by Abhishek Bachchan.
  10. Priyanka was very close to her father, she got a tattoo on her wrist that reads ‘Daddy’s Lil girl’.
  11. Priyanka has won the title of “World’s Sexiest Asian Woman” by Eastern Eye three times in 2006, 2012 and 2014.
  12. Priyanka Chopra’s favourite perfume is Ralph Lauren’s Romance.
  13. During the shooting of Waqt, she suffered a bad electric shock on the sets.
  14. She is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures, which released the acclaimed Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator (2016).
  15. In 2016, the Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  16. She also likes sweets and carries candies with her all the time.
  17. Her favorite food is “Khichchdi with achaar”, as she herself disclosed in a #AskPC session on Twitter.
  18. In 2017, she has been honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award – India’s highest award in cinema, becoming the first actress to win in the category “International Acclaimed Actress Award”.
  19. Travelling to the United States to work on her album, Chopra collaborated with Sam Watters, Matthew Koma, and Jay Sean. The album will be produced by RedOne. Her first single, “In My City”, debuted in the US on 13 September 2012 in a TV spot for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, 12 hours after the full song debuted in India.
  20. Priyanka is called as Mimi by her friends and family.
  21. Her song “In My City” was the official NFL theme song for the 2013 season.
  22. Priyanka was declared as the Most Influential Indian in the Social Media Circuit by Pinstorm in the year 2012.
  23. Priyanka spends approx. Rs 80,000 per month on her skin care and about Rs 38,400 on makeup and hair care.
  24. She has won Best India Act award at 2015 MTV EMAs.