MARRAKECH: When Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra recently attended The 12th International Film Festival of Marrakech, for the special screening of her film award winning film ‘Barfi!’, she was in for a surprise!
As Priyanka arrived in Marrakech, she was flooded with home-made barfis (indian sweets) from her numerous fans there. Needless to say the actress was extremely moved to learn that many of them had gone through the trouble of making the Indian delicacy.
A source revealed, “It is not a local sweet, so Priyanka was overwhelmed to see the lengths that her fans had gone for her. A lot of them had actually got the recipe online and prepared it specially for her at home. Priyanka told them that the barfi has added more sweetness to her already sweet memories of the place.”
After being acclaimed world-wide for her role as an autistic girl in Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi!’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor, apparently Priyanka’s fan following has increased three fold! “No matter where she goes, she is being treated to the sweet and she very sportingly puts aside her diet concerns and indulges in the treats,” adds the source.
Interestingly, the sweet boxes are addressed not to Priyanka’s own name but rather to Jhilmil Chopra!
For Priyanka 2012 has been a great year. After hits like ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Barfi!’, the actress has widened her portfolio with the tag of an ‘International singing sensation’. Now, with an equally busy 2013, with ‘Krissh 3’, remake of ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Gunday’ and ‘Mary Kom’ under production, we wish Priyanka Chopra, all the very best!