Mary Kom is a woman who stood up alone in a male-dominated field and fought for her rights and what she believed in. Her story is an inspiration for every young person out there.— Priyanka Chopra
The most wonderful Priyanka Chopra quotes that will transform you to a better person
I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand.
As a girl, I am this stupid, emotional, very loyal, sort of believe-in-values-and-principals sort of girl.
The great thing about cinema is that it's a great binder.
It brings people from across the world together, often erasing the lines between geographies, languages, familiarity, and the like. Cinema is art and art, they say, is a reflection of life and society, so the way we tell our stories is the main differentiator for me.
I love dabbling in different genres, and I like being good at different genres of cinema.
I'm a tough girl, I know what my job entails - it entails a lot more than standing in front of the camera. So I get it. I won't deny the physicality of it is exhausting, and sometimes my body just can't keep up. But it is ultimately about mind over matter.
I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.
I was very sure I did not want to be the stereotype of what Indian people are seen as, which is Bollywood, and henna. That’s all great! It’s what we are, and I love it. I love saris; I love music; I love henna; I love dancing, but that’s not all we are.
I don't like guys who are conventional.
I'm an achiever; he has to be an achiever. I admire drive, I admire ambition. I like a guy who keeps my on my toes.
I owe 90 per cent of my life to people because I am a public figure, but 10 per cent is private to me. And I am not saying it in a defensive way. I feel my life has been made into a TV serial.
I never had any awkward situations with Shah Rukh.
There are cliques in Bollywood, and people stick together, but I have always tried to stick to my work. As an industry, Bollywood is very competitive, and I'm very competitive as a person, but I've never been a part of any clique, and I've always worked with all actors and directors, all camps.
When someone asks me about my diet I feel terrible saying that I don't really have one.
For me exotic means beaches, palm trees and sand and frolicking in the ocean
Strength of character is already written. What we bring, as an actor, is an almost 3D-ness to it.
The joy of creating is the truest joy.
There are so many incredible women on TV right now.
Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo. These are really incredible female leads that are on network TV. Hopefully, with what I do, and the generation of actors I'm working with, that'll make the lives of other girls coming in after me even better. I hope to aim for that.
I like bad boys, and I like to take them home to my mom.
I was also told some years ago that I shouldn't 'waste my time' with female-centric films because the audience was not ready for it.
I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music.
Every character that I play, even if it's a homemaker, there is an inherent, innate strength in her - you can find strength in every facet of a female personality. It doesn't just come from the physical strength of a woman.
There have been so many nations around the world that have had female leaders, including India.
I learned very early in my career that when I don't arrive on set, production will shut down, which means people won't get paid; there's that much responsibility.
I got into the movies by accident. When I got an offer, I thought, 'Let's try this, too.' Everything in my life has happened by trial and error. I didn't even think I would win the Miss India title, so where's the question of thinking I'd come this far.
I was obsessed with Tupac - like eat, sleep, breathe Tupac.
During this obsessive love affair, I dressed the part.
I hope and look forward to the day that there will be a female president of the United States.
I eat right and ensure that I burn it all by working out equally as much as I eat.
I live with romance in my brain. I'm a true-blue Cancerian like that.
I have photo shoots or commercials that I do, or things in India.
It's usually a seven-day week for me. So physically it does get exhausting.
It's so stupid, so archaic to say that men are so stupid they'd give anything for sex, and women are...that that's the only resort we have.
My father is conservative but has always supported my decisions.
He lets me take my own decisions. His only condition while allowing me to come to Mumbai was that my mother must accompany me.
Flying is my favorite time in the world.
When I'm sitting in a plane, it's amazing because it's quiet and there's no cell phones and no one to talk to you. It's my favorite time. I read all my scripts. I catch up on my movies. I sleep. It's the best. There's no one telling you, "Time to go!"
I don't enjoy being told what to do, I'm not that kind of actor, I'm a thinking actor.
Everything isn't perfect.
I live cinema and passionately love music, and my efforts in both these crafts are unfolding.
If two of your films don't do well, people say you're out in the cold and your career is over. One film does well, and you've had the best year of your life! I don't believe in all that's written.
I don't want to be a stereotype; I want a character that's aspirational.
When I became Miss World, I couldn't believe I had won it.
I used to sleep with my crown because I was scared someone would steal it. In a minute the world changed for me.
The harder [role] the better. Definitely. When somebody turns around and says, "She can't do that," then that's the one I want to do.
Whatever it is, you have to show up for the job, and power through.
I am a very private person. No one ever knows anything about me as I don't think it is necessary. I tell people as much as I want them to know about me.
I think it's great to be flawed. I am hugely flawed, and I like it this way. That's the fun of life. You fall, get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you.
People keep speculating about my personal life because I am evasive about it.
I seek out parts which are strong women.
It's not the quantity of a role; it's the quality of a role.
I always advocate to young women that if we don't do this for ourselves, no one else is going to. We have to have a voice.
Women are often told to have to be a certain way, to speak a certain way.
The "norm" has been defined for many, many years, so it is very scary, especially for girls around the world who don't have the freedom and the opportunity to have a voice.
My ambition when I was four years old was to be married.
I'm not usually a follower of trends - I like to set them a lot more.
I don't like things that people have done already, then it's no fun for me to do it.
A character is 2D, and then after I come in it becomes a 3D; it becomes alive.
If my film does not do well, it really hurts me.
But by God's grace, even if some of my films may not have done well, people have still liked my work in it.