Priyanka Chopra: I don’t just want to be a heroine

While Priyanka Chopra’s flying high post the success of Barfi!, she asserts that her de-glam avatar in the film hasn’t alienated her fan base.

The actor says, “Not wearing makeup doesn’t make one any less an actor. At the same time, you can be a very good actor with complete makeup on, for example my role in Fashion, which won me the National Award.”

Releasing close on the heels of Barfi! was Heroine, and we can’t help but wonder what Priyanka means, when she tells us, “I don’t just want to be a heroine, I want to be a female actor.” She adds, “The difference in the latter comes through when one is known as an actor who is able to carry off any role. I don’t know what the norm is; I don’t know what kind of films I should be doing or what I am supposed to be doing. I don’t know what is right or whether I should be saying ‘Oh yes, I am working with all five Khans’.”

Up next, PC, who will be seen in Zanjeer alongside Ram Charan Tej, informs us that she will be doing a special number in the film. “Zanjeer is my film, so I don’t know whether it is an item number technically, but it will be an item,” she says.

Prod her on why she hasn’t taken up special numbers in films that don’t feature her in the lead role and she says, “A lot of offers have come my way, but nothing that strikes a chord. Though, I have been dying to do a full jhatak dance song as I haven’t done one for a while. Zanjeer will see me doing that,” she says.