Charting Priyanka Chopra’s journey from Desi Girl to Global phenomenon
What is the definition of luck? Is there anything called luck? As the old adgae goes, fortune favours the brave and you make your own luck. Now, coming to the lady of the hour, Priyanka Chopra has married the love of her life Nick Jonas in Jodhpur. The wedding took place according to Hindu and Christian traditions.
Priyanka Chopra, in such a short period of time, has become not only a household name, she has become a global entity. The girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly has achieved everything on her own and is truly an inspiration. I don’t think many people would have predicted that Priyanka Chopra would become Miss World, Bollywood actress, producer, entrepreneur, singer and now a global superstar.
But, Priyanka’s journey has been nothing short of a roller coaster and she has proved it time and again that there is no substitute for hard work and talent. Priyanka didn’t have any big daddy (in Bollywood) and was not a daughter of any big movie star.
This image captures the eternal love between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
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Actresses in general have been targeted for being too aspirational and bold (this question would not be asked to male actors). How many actresses would take a punt on making their name in Hollywood at the cost of leaving the country and dropping some big projects? But, Priyanka is not your typical diva, who is happy going through the motions. She took that big risk of pursuing a career in the USA.
Priyanka Chopra’s work in Hollywood has made Indians proud and she is not stuck portraying a stereotypical Indian or Asian character. The ‘Quantico’ actress has always pushed boundaries and doesn’t like to sit on laurels or past achievements. The actress, who made her Bollywood debut way back in 2003, is a perfect example of an individual, who wants to reinvent and challenge herself in every which way. And another great thing about Priyanka is that she doesn’t hold any personal grudges against criticism and takes it in her stride.
Priyanka Chopra is now a brand who is cherished on the world stage and people take her very seriously. PeeCee is also a United Nations ambassador for refugees and as a producer, she has really supported regional cinema by investing in Marathi, Bhojpuri, Assamese and Sikkimese movies. In India, it has become a fashion to give certificates on nationalism (by right wing commentators and trolls). The amount of work that Priyanka has done, she should surely qualify as a nationalist! Priyanka has broken every glass ceiling for women and is a true feminist beyond any doubt.
Here’s another side of Priyanka Chopra as she is working as a UN ambassador and helping children.
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When Mansur Ali, 12 yrs old, first came to the Child Friendly Space (CFS) at the Balukhali camp, he was only drawing scenes of bloodshed and violence. Helicopters shooting at him and his friends playing soccer… or his village and home being on fire with burning bodies all around him.. Today, his drawings reflect a more hopeful story, one we would like all these children to have. Since the #Rohingya children have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, they have been living in overcrowded camps with no real place that to call their own. Imagine a space that lets you forget your troubles and be a child again… even if its only for just a few hours a day. For the Rohingya children, over 300,000, in the camps in Bangladesh this is the only space that allows them to be kids. These Child Friendly Spaces created by @unicef give kids access to art, music, dance, sport, and counselling etc. The space has often proved to be very therapeutic, helping these kids deal with the horrific situations they faced.. the @unicef aid workers work tirelessly to make sure these children find their spirit again. It doesn’t matter where a child is from or what his or her circumstances are… NO child deserves a life without hope for the future. The world needs to care. We need to care. Please lend your support at www.supportunicef.org #childrenuprooted @unicef @unicefbangladesh
Life is full of ups and downs and Priyanka Chopra epitomises that. The 36-year-old is not afraid to speak her mind, not afraid to call a spade a spade, call out misogyny and sexism and above all, is a performer who can walk the talk. The journey of Priyanka Chopra once again emphasises that there will be hard times, detractors and obstacles. But, she has also proved that you need guts, determination and that inner mongrel to stay in this cut throat industry and she has that in abundance.
We wish our very own Desi Girl, who is now a global phenomenon, a very happy and successful married life.