Today, I am mightily proud of Priyanka Chopra and what she represents as an Indian woman. Oh no, I don’t know her personally, nor am I a big fan of her movies. But, I am a big fan of Priyanka Chopra, the person, the woman, the Indian woman. PeeCee or PC as she is popularly called, has surely lit the torch today for many more to follow. She is being declared as one of the best dressed females at the Oscars on every news site one should care for. And no, it is just not in India and the sub-continent, but all over the world.
Dig a little deeper and we’ll find that the lady has charted a different path in her life at various stages. When everyone had written her off, she re-invented herself. She created a new tributary and went off a different path, only to then have others follow her.
Her parents are doctors and surely everyone would have expected her to follow the same. She comes from a non-film background. Yet, she went on to win the Miss World pageant in 2000. She moved on to movies and won awards there – both the National awards and the popular awards. And when we thought the sun is down on her career, she went on to sing. And not just any song, it’s a song that goes on to be a chart buster in the US & Canada. Then of course, Quantico happened. She wins an award for that too. And today she presented an award at the Oscars in one of the most beautiful gowns (says the media). And next are Hollywood movies. I had thought, now she will not act in Hindi movies. But, her next movie Jai Gangajal is due for release. Well, if all that is not enough, she is also very good in handling social media by being one of the first ones to take to Twitter among the movie stars. She has been a UN Goodwill ambassador, she is very vocal about women’s rights. Phew!
Hats off to you lady, for being so good at everything you do. I wish, our women will also take up some encouragement from you. Dust off the glitter and the glamour and we can see a very hard-working woman who is probably pushed to the limits like us all and the only way she knows is to bounce back even more stronger. She dares to do it better than you, letting her actions do all the talking.
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