NEW DELHI: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is on a multi-city tour to promote her debut new Single ‘In My City’. Starting off with the Capital of the country, the sexy diva plans to club hop to all the waterholes of the city and play DJ for the Delhi crowd.
Overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response she has received, Chopra said, “When we came to know that my single has gone triple platinum, which hasn’t happened to pop artists here, it was a really big deal for me. The sales of the song have been shocking for me. I didn’t expect such an encouraging response from the people. I believe it was the curiosity among people, wanting to listen to me that led to such an overwhelming response. I feel like a new comer and I just hope the response remains the same for my album.”
Taking about going international as a singer, the actress said, “I consider myself very desi and I want the world to get the taste of India in my music. Though it’s an English album, I didn’t want my songs to be completely western. I wanted to have a little Indian-ness in it too, so we have used a lot of Indian instruments. As and when I unravel more of my songs, you will see a lot of Indian influences, even in the video. It’s a mix-match of global music.”
Ask her about whether she intends to sing for her own movies in Bollywood now, and Priyanka Chopra seems to go red. “I was offered to sing whether it’s by Salim-Suleman or Vishal-Shekhar, but I was too shy for it. I used to try singing on the mic at their insistence but then I used to feel shy and back out saying ‘I can’t do this’. I had even recorded a song with Vishal and Shekhar for ‘Bluffmaster’, but the song was not released. But now as I have already launched my own album, I can think about it. But I’ll be selective as I am really shy,” she explains.
Her single “In My City” featuring Will.i.am had been chosen as the key feature of Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour. “Will.i.am is an extremely talented musician and artist. It was an honour for me to work with him. We have heard so much about him, we love their music. It was a really new experience. There are other international collaborations in this album too, you’ll get to know about it as I keep unraveling my songs in the album,” Chopra added.
It’s definitely a great time for the actress, what with her latest performance in ‘Barfi!’ being lauded by fans and critics alike. All set to make her mark on the Oscar Red Carpet, Priyanka says, “I have my saree and jewellery ready for the red carpet. Just need to think about the clutch and shoes for the big Oscar night if we get to the final nominations.”
The actress will be soon seen in ‘Krrish 3’. She will then start shooting the neo-Zanjeer, Yash Raj’s ‘Gunday’ and Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Milan Talkies’. She concludes, “Hrithik is India’s best superhero and I am his girlfriend what more can I say.”
(With inputs from IANS)